A hospital is, by its nature, the scene of constant life-or-death situations. It’s the work we nurses, doctors and other health professionals do; we chose it.
Linwood Adttoidx is in rough shape. The 39-year-old Iraq War veteran was admitted to UVA Medical Center five days ago with acute pancreatitis. Since then, he’s developed renal failure, respiratory distress, hyperglycemia and a fever.