A Tale of Marriage, Medicine and Murder


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Chapter 13: Chapter Thirteen
"... certified!” Barb said. “Thanks, but I’m not convinced it’s an honor to be authorized to infuse potent chemicals; there’s such small leeway between giving enough to kill the cancer cells and giving so much that you kill the bone marrow, it terrifies me!” “You’ll do fine; we ..."
"...In Pauline Curry’s room, Penny introduced herself, then reduced the infusion rate. “Dr. Benson wrote some new orders for you. Is there anything you need?” The woman’s diagnosis was kidney cancer and she was receiving her second round of treatment. Tumors that had spread into her lungs and abdomen had shrunk, so the drug was doing its job. ..."
"... right.” The small, redheaded nurse giggled. “Anything you can do will be great,” Penny said. “The patient I need help with weighs 320 pounds and has breast cancer. She doesn’t like to turn over, and I can’t turn her by myself.” Darlina was asleep, so Penny returned to the desk ..."
"...cancerrinned. “He told me the reason he got here so late tonight was that George Jones came to his house to celebrate because the CD they cut has gone platinum. Prader says it made him a million dollars, but since he owns twenty-four eighteen-wheelers and a house in ..."

Chapter 15: Chapter Fifteen
"...Penny had been warned about the sisters in Report: they were suing a nursing home because their mother, eighty-seven years old with advanced ovarian cancer, had fallen out of bed. They then brought her to Oncology requesting aggressive treatment. Yet, when Dr. Hutton ordered radiation and the ambulance had been summoned to transport her, they had refused to let her go to the radiation clinic. ..."
"... floor so they don’t have to pay us for coming up from the basement.” Penny located the ER report in a stack of papers. Diagnosis: Breast cancer with metastasis to the brain. The brain scan showed a 2 cm midline shift. Dr. Hutton arrived, winded from the stairs. “This is going to be an ..."
"... you had an abdominal mass, and you didn’t tell anybody?” “Not until it got so big and started pressing on my ureter—I couldn’t pee or I wouldn’t be here now—I knew it was cancer; they didn’t have to tell me.” The news washed over Penny like a bucket of blood. She took a ..."
"... be strong—if she let down at all it would be like a leak in the dike. “The pathologist’s report said my cancer was widespread with seeding. I start radiation treatments next week, and after that comes chemotherapy.” Staggered by the gravity of Maureen’s illness, Penny placed a hand on ..."

Chapter 16: Chapter Sixteen
"...During Mrs. Allison’s previous admission, she had asked Dr. Benson to stop her cancer treatment and to discharge her with hospice care, but after two weeks at home, her husband brought her back to the hospital to ensure her death would be pain free. Around 4 a.m., the whole Allison clan gathered: twenty-seven men, women, and children at her bedside and spilling ..."
"...his chest, and his stomach—more complaints than he usually has—so I took him to the ER Wednesday night. They ran all kinds of tests and X-rayed him yesterday. The doctor says he has fluid around his heart and tumors in his lungs. They think it’s probably cancer but it would take a biopsy to be sure.” ..."

Chapter 17: Chapter Seventeen
"... I had no idea! I am so sorry.” Mrs. Gwen advised Penny to take care of herself and get plenty of rest. Penny accepted the sympathy, grief growing in her like a cancer. ..."

Chapter 18: Chapter Eighteen
"... Looking into her friend’s sunken eyes, Penny could see that cancer had taken its toll. She laid her gloved hand over Maureen’s, interlocking their fingers. “I’ve had friendships with other nurses, but you and I are like sisters, and we don’t leave each other.” They ..."

"...This was news to Penny, and she turned to face him. “That couldn’t cause leukemia, Johnny. Everybody has cancer cells. Most people control them with their immune systems, but sometimes something— a carcinogen like asbestos or tobacco—makes the bad cells multiply so fast that the immune system can’t keep up.” ..."

"... on it in his car, but he can’t bring it when we travel.” In Report, they learned about Carina’s patients: Inez Cathy with breast cancer, who needed blood and platelets, and Josephine Banks, recovering from her second stroke. Penny’s patient, Nealy Logan, had a systemic infection and ..."
"...Penny said. “I’m not busy tonight.” She collected an IV start pack, two needles, and a syringe loaded with normal saline and entered 409, where Mr. Logan sat in his recliner watching television. He was not on Neutropenic Precautions, which forbad flowers in the rooms of cancer patients with low white cell counts, and on his bedside table were two pots of lilies. There was a vase of red roses on his over-bed table and the windowsill was lined with pots of leafy plants. The scent in the room was funereal. ..."
"...“This here’s Doctor Philpot. I wanted to tell to Barb, but I can tell you. They made me be a pathologist and I do cancer research with Dr. Hutton. I graduated from Harvard a pediatrician, see, but now they made me a pathologist. I bought Elvis Presley’s Graceland and I’m turnin’ it into a nursin’ home.” ..."

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