Fail, fail, fail, fail, succeed

Well, At least There’s That

Tonight a patient came to the ER in respiratory distress, panicked, gasping for air. I go the bedside to help, and she looks at me wild-eyed, managing to say, “You saved my life.”

Trying to engage her as I put in an IV, I asked her when.

“Years ago.”

I assured her I’d do my best to take care of her this time too.

Sometimes we make a difference and don’t even know it.