He was now conscious, and off the ventilator. His vitals were stable although he would require a few more sessions of dialysis. When the 84-year-old man was admitted 2 days ago, his family wasn’t too sure if ‘aggressive intervention’ was the right thing. With no ‘guarantees’ to his recovery, they almost declined to give consent for dialysis.
Only one thing was certain. If we didn’t intervene, he would not make it.
And they chose to go ahead.
When he responded to my call and nodded to say he was fine, I was elated.
The same delight one feels when a baby is born.
It’s all about choice.