...It's been a long day. I just got home from a attending the death of a patient. Lung cancer finally did him in. Four generations were there, a lot of support from friends of the family too. I stood there blinking back tears as he passed, even though it was the first time I'd ever met him or his family. But I never get used to it...If you do, there's something wrong. In hospice you treat the family as well as the patient, and each time I am with a patient and their family when they pass, it reminds me of just how precious a thing life truly is. Good night all...And peace be with you.