I work on a MPCU. I had to RRT a DNR the other night (BP tanking, septic, not responding to fluid bolus, etc.). I RRT'd him at the attending's request, probably just to get a medical assessment on him.Anyhow, he was yelling. A lot of what he was yelling was incoherent, but not all of it. A big part of what he was yelling involved demanding that someone "Shut the ******* door!" and "Turn on (or off) the light" (it varied). The PA who came for the RRT and who often captained the team at night, said it was very common to hear moribund patients talking about doors and lights and that it never failed to creep her out. The fact that it was so common startled me; I don't think it had ever occurred to me but as I considered it, it did seem as though more than just a couple of the four or five actively dying patients I have had made some mention of doors or lights. Evidently, dying patients often see doors and either see lights or diminishing vision causes them to ask for illumination. Has anyone known this to be the case? What other things have you heard dying patients say?