Elsie Clatch was a patient who was brought into the hospital after a syncopal episode.
Elsie and her husband, Lewis, were on a hike, as they did every other day, when Elsie had a syncopal episode and fell, pulling Lewis down with her when he refused to let go of her hand. They were both taken to the ER, where Lewis was given a brace for his injured wrist while Elsie got a workup.
A CT showed a brain bleed that would only get worse. Amelia wasn't sure Elsie would survive the surgery, but Elsie insisted she needed more time to teach Lewis how to be alone. She also wanted more time to be with him.
Elsie woke up the morning after her surgery. She appeared to be doing well, but that afternoon, she died suddenly.
She had been married to Lewis Clatch for sixty years when she died.
She was a surgeon. When she decided to become a surgeon, her husband, Lewis, was reluctant. Halfway through her residency, he told her it wasn't making her any friends and tried to get her to do something else. She continued her residency anyway.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- She was pronounced dead at 16:22 by her husband.
- She was 95 at the time of her death.
- She was married to her husband for 60 years.