Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Some Good News

I'm happy to say that most of the patients that were pretty sick yesterday are doing better. Most impressively, the patient with advanced HIV who had the likely case of severe bacterial meningitis made one of the most miraculous recoveries I've seen. In twenty-four hours, she went from not being able to speak and apparently on the verge of death, to making good eye contact and saying that she was fine. There will still be a fair amount of recovery to be made over the long haul, but she certainly seems to be on the way.  The beaming smiles and vigorous handshakes of appreciation from the family members in the room were genuine and heart-felt. I felt very blessed to be a part of that moment.