A Man Worth Remembering

Mike met his patient, Scott, in a dramatic way. When Mike pulled up for his home visit, Scott was just coming back from a hospital stay – still on a stretcher. Scott had been coping with cancer and had trouble keeping food in his system. Although he was emotionally upbeat, he looked pale and was visibly exhausted. Over the course of Scott’s treatment, Mike encouraged Scott’s family to transition him to hospice care, but Scott was adamant about not being ready for such a transition. Mike continued to care for Scott until he passed away. Mike attended Scott’s funeral and was able to mourn the loss of his friend along with his family. When asked what patient Mike still thinks about most often, his answer is Scott and his family.