Boundaries

Karen Levy, MS4 at UCSD SOM, GHHS Class 2014

The last few days of my medicine rotation were emotionally challenging for me. At the beginning of the rotation, I had an 83 year old patient who presented to the emergency room with pain in his shoulder. His only past medical history included Parkinson’s Disease and atrial fibrillation. Continue reading “Boundaries”

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Kept alive by love

Ali Khaki, MS4 at USCD SOM

She was 80ish, at death’s door with Parkinson’s, kept alive by love. She could no longer speak, barely breathed or moved, but when he came, she was alive. He entered her room and her heart raced, he touched her and she tried to smile. It was so beautiful – I could see her love as well.