Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.
Recently I wrote a letter to the family of one of my patients, who unfortunately died despite trying everything.
Life is curious and it seems that we are all connected in one way or another, because I had received something like the reply to that letter.
Yesterday Eva´s husband came to see me. She is a 41 years old woman that was admitted in my ICU last week.
When we went to see EVA, she just couldn’t breathe and was in multiorgan failure: hemodynamic, renal, respiratory, coagulopathy, thrombocytopenia and lactic acidosis.
I explained to José (her husband) that she needed an emergency surgery because if we didn´t controlled the cause, she would not survive. She was in life-threatening situation. Stunned, he perfectly understood the situation.
Jose came into the ICU with this card and a box of chocolates. “I never could thank you for what you did for her and for the family.” We did it as a team, all together at your service, because it is our job.
A job that can also be round and wonderful, but it´s difficult to apreciate it every day. We joined in a hug, and went together to see how Eva was.
At the end of the day, I got another message: a video of their two daughters thanking me for the care of their mother.
At the end of the day I thanked them. They made me feel in complete harmony with my choice in life. And that is priceless.