Tuesday, November 25, 2008


The "Do Not Resuscitate v/s Do Not Treat" debate came up again last night. The resident in question has been slowly declining over the time I've known them and last night sounded like they were filled with water. The nurse sent them to the ER.

They have pneumonia.

One of the nurses was talking about it. She said, "If their heart stops, I won't do anything. If they stop breathing, I won't do anything. If they sound like they're drowning, they're going to the ER."

Makes sense to me.

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