PATIENT: 31 Days of 5-Minute Free Writes

The dog has settled down, so let’s hope that sticks for five minutes!

I can’t decide whether to write about the quality of being patient or the situation of being a patient.

I have thought often during this pandemic about my mom’s stays in an ICU in late 2017/early 2018. She ended up in the ICU at Shands/UF Health in late 2017 because of pneumonia.

The entire story is long (and I still wish I had the guts to ask for her medical records), but for the purpose of this blog, I’ll focus on intubation.