abohansj

All posts by Adam Bohan, SJ

One of many things to crop up from Nebraska in 2015, Adam finished at Creighton University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and joined the Society of Jesus. He moved to NYC in 2017 to study philosophy at Fordham University, and then he began nursing school at Columbia. If he had his druthers, nothing at all would ever go viral again.

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For the Love of a Patient After My Own Heart

For the Love of a Patient After My Own Heart

I arrived early to be an earwitness to the night shift’s report to the dayshift. I admired how the nurse with whom I was to work that day seamlessly received the report that I could only, at best, make half sense of. Knowledge decanted from the mind of one nurse to the next distilling indispensable bits from any distasteful dregs about the previous night. The final tipoff from the drained night-nurse was her impression that our heart transplant patient would soon begin to recover consciousness as the effect of the heavy drugs diminished. It turns out this night would be about two hearts.