I had an elderly woman come to the ER this morning 6ish, she was struggling to breathe, I took her into room one and started undressing her while directing everyone else to bring me this and that and order this and that. She reminded me of my friend's mom although this woman was older. The steamy weather down here is kind to our faces and she didnt look her stated age of 81. She looked at me when I was starting her IV and said "please don't let me die, I'm not ready yet". I assured her that I would not let anything happen to her, not while I was taking care of her anyway. We did this and that and soon she was feeling better and the morphine we gave her helped her to rest some and her oxygen saturation went form the low eighties to the mid 90's. When I left this morning, day shift was just about to take her to the CCU, I went in to tell her bye. She said, "you said you wouldnt let me die and I didn't, thank you" and smiled at me and held my hand.