And Then There’s This

Walk The Line

Back in 2008 I was working as an External Case Manager for a nursing home, Liberty Royal Rehab.

The majority of my residents were very old, very frail . I went out to to the hospital so I could upgrade my progress notes on a very unusual case. I also needed to lay eyes on him , and see if I couldn’t calm him down. Fortunately I had a good rapport with him.

At 42 years old , he was paralyzed from the neck down after trying to inject himself with heroine in the back of the neck.

When. I arrived, I had to gown up and entered a room with 3 others by his bedside. The Social Worker,, the DON and a man who I thought to be ether a physician or a shrink .

Suddenly, the man behind the mask spoke. Wait a minute, why does that voice…

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