At 94, my patient V. was funny and flirtatious. Her French accent made even the name of her life-threatening fungal infection sound poetic.
“DEE-seminated HEESTO-plasmo-sees,” she said, “Oaf the skin.”
I also admitted her to the hospital because our treatments were not working.
What I did next, though, surprised both of us. To read more, check out my new article at the great blog Reflective MedEd.