Are you ready to go home?
He opened his eyes and nodded.
His wife held his hand. She kissed his forehead. Manage the airway. Now the tube. Suction that airway.
His wife wiped his mouth with a warm wet cloth. Then she kissed his hand as his last breath left.
Billie Pritchett is an assistant professor of English at Chosun University in Gwangju, South Korea. He has written articles and reviews for the philosophy website The Partially Examined Life, and he maintains a blog called Si Hoc Legere Scis.