The chart offered nothing to be happy about, but as a Doctor, Sarah tried to find some shred of hope in the prognosis. Her patient, however, read her consideration as indecision, making her job significantly easier.
“Give it to me straight, Doc. I don’t need kind words.”
Sarah raised an eyebrow. From the chart, he would die, in excruciating pain, within six months.
“I thought they taught you how to read a chart in medical school,” he snapped.
“You’ll die, soon, and painfully,” she said.
The surprise on his face gave her an instant of vindication before fading into regret.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Day 15: Blandishment
Half-way through the month! I have maybe a chance!