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February 4, 2009
At times like this, my sisterís knowledge of what can happen in the operating room is a definite liability. Sheís been a paramedic for many years, driving the ambulance, working in the emergency room during her long twelve hour shifts, and she has seen and learned a lot. This tall, beautiful woman whom I cared for as a baby has comforted the sick and dying, brought people back to life, and closed the eyes of the dead. I donít know whatís worse: seeing her husbandís frail body, so small on the gurney, or seeing her watch him be wheeled away.