I just heard some very sad news today. A friend of my brother's fiance died last night. Kelly's friend developed Leukemia and was on an Oncology unit at one of our local hospitals. Apparently, an opportunistic infection has spread through the unit. This infection attacked the young girl's lungs and kidneys. She had to be put on a vent and wasn't able to speak to her family and friends during her last hours.
The worst part about it.....the infection has been linked to a nurse on the unit that was not performing the most basic of nursing functions. SHE WAS NOT WASHING HER HANDS.
Very tragic. This girl was only about 22 or 23 years old. Kelly said she was a hardworking student who eventually wanted to go into pharmaceutical (sp?) research.