It Makes Me Shudder (When the line between victim & perpetrator blurs)

 Chapter 23  The police officer stands silently in the doorway of my patient’s room, watching as I listen to her chest with my stethoscope. Her breath sounds are clear and equal on both sides. Next, I check the tube threaded through her nose into her stomach. It’s draining dark green fluid into a suction canister […]

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After The Flood (Nothing angers a PICU team like child abuse)

Chapter 22 At Raquel’s house, I sat on the sofa listening to The Cowboy Junkies with a blanket wrapped around my shoulders. Raquel brought me another mug of cardamom-spiced tea. Upstairs, Maddie played with her cousins. Raquel sat on the sofa next to me, and put her head on my shoulder like she used to […]

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