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Today’s #EMS call involved teaching a desperate father how to administer #Narcan to his adult son, to whom we had to give 3 doses to bring out of overdose. I taught him about the short half life of #Naloxone and that even if he successfully awoke him from OD he was to /1
always call 911 as he can never be sure how much #opiate was in his system or how long the Narcan would last. Seeing the defeat in this man’s eyes as he watched his dreams for the child he held as a baby vanish as while accepted the reality of fighting /2
to just keep his son alive broke me for the day.

Many are so quick to blow sick people like him off as just another junkie, a burden on society, roll their eyes at just a drug addict.

But today as I placed my BVM over his nose and mouth and ventilated him, I saw /3
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On a serious note:
Tuesday is my father's 2nd yahrzeit
Sunday 4/21 was the 2y anniversary of his death.

In reflecting back, I have some thoughts for #medtwitter, #Jews and the general public...
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#death #dying #grief #PalliativeCare #medicine
1. Condolence notes just need to say, "I am thinking of you" or "I was sorry to hear your news" or "I am sorry for your loss."

Don't overthink it, and don't offer false platitudes. Send your note or make your call, and the person who is #mourning knows you care.
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2. Show up.
For #shiva, for #kaddish. The first week, there's a lot of people around in a #Jewish house of mourning. Then everyone goes home, and we are left alone.
Offer to go to lunch. Bring dinner. Take a walk.
Join us in shul. Kaddish that first time in services was hard.
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