I’m a cardiac intensivist. So I have been trained to take care of patients who are, from a cardiac perspective, very ill.
We have family-centered rounds. So in the mornings we — if the family members are at the bedside — we bring them into our rounds so that they can hear our plan for the day. I tend to look at my patients as extended family members. So whenever I provide care to a patient, it’s what I would provide to my own family.
When we see those kids that come to our unit that are very ill and we’re able to turn them around, that they’re then able to go home with their families, that’s the best felling in the world. To watch them then come back for follow-up and you see a little child walking down the hallway with their parents holding their hand, and there’s nothing better than that.