As the Tail Wags – “Slipping Away”

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Season 1, Episode 27

On our last visit, we were at the hospital where Old Man Jenkins lay dying in the Critical Care Unit. Krystal Sullivan had just reviewed his chart and discussed his situation with one of her fellow nurses. Jenkins had been admitted with an injury to his shoulder but his condition had taken a turn for the worse.

Apparently he had an allergic reaction to some of the medication he had been given. His temperature had spiked and remained dangerously high. His white blood cell count was also alarmingly high. Basically he was a dying man.

There was discussion of notifying next of kin. However they were having difficulty finding any family he had locally or even any relatives outside the area. Krystal was numb as she watched the heart monitor.

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