68 year old male with past medical history as below.
68 year old male dies in emergency room for 20 minutes.
Found unresponsive by wife.
Wife still screaming.
68 year old male status post cardiac arrest.
Status post shocks.
“Nine?” repeats his daughter in disbelief.
Daughter in healthcare.
Status: in shock.
68 year old male who feared turning 64.
Family history significant for sudden cardiac death.
Father, age 64.
68 year old male, intubated.
Status on mero/vanc/azithro.
Status on continuous dialysis.
Status on pressors.
Dispo planning: unlikely.
68 year old male with persistently elevated liver enzymes.
With persistent bleeding.
With persistent family.
Daughters are medical residents at outside hospital.
Positive notebook sign.
Are “we” considering these additional diagnoses.
Where are the tube feeds.
What is the lactate today.
Unclear which are questions.
68 year old male, status post extubation.
Remains “cognitively imperfect.”
Previous functional status: walkie talkie.
Social history significant for family.
Family refusing colonoscopy.
Family denying calculated donut bribes.
Dispo planning: family requesting transfer.
68 year old male, status post critical condition.
Family at bedside.
(Family always at bedside.)
Family’s expectations explored.
“I just want him to nag me about taxes again,” says one daughter.
“I just want him to be proud of me again,” says the other.
Family’s expectations just unrealistic.
Current mental status: Oriented to self. Oriented to family.
Remainder of exam apparently irrelevant.
68 year old male, status post acute rehabilitation.
Status post two months since death.
“I was watching Masterpiece Theatre,” he says to his daughter over the phone.
“And I got the urge to call you and tell you how much I love you.”
Family’s expectations unrealistic
and yet real.
69 year old male.
Happy birthday, dad.
Note: posted–ever so gratefully–with patient permission.