Medical care is about living a better life, but there comes a time when it is also about dying and moving to another place.
Medical care is about living a better life, but there comes a time when it is also about dying and moving to another place. Carolyn had a number of medial issues during the last 25 years of her life, but overall she had a very good life even during that time.. Her terminal illness lasted six weeks. Dr. Tyrrell provided excellent care and support over that period, and did an excellent job of coordinating and interpreting the medical care of other specialists. She ended up at a point where any additional medical intervention was not productive, and he recommended moving her into hospice. All of the care and attention Dr. Tyrrell provided leading up to that point made me feel very comfortable (well you can never feel comfortable moving someone into hospice) with his recommendation.