Death: The Bad and The Ugly

Can we find some good too?

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The staff nurse called me when the young boy, 9 years of age, started screaming with pain. He hasn’t passed a drop of urine for the last 5 hours. His bladder was filled to the brim and about to burst — or at least that’s what he felt. A large clot of blood collected in the catheter blocked the way out. Dislodging the clot by flushing the catheter stops his screaming as…