Sometimes you can't help but get attached to the patients you work with. It's only normal, I guess, when you work 4-5 days out of the week with them. But then sometimes they don't get better. They start on a new treatment that worsens their already compromised health, and causes your recent therapy breakthroughs to regress in an instant. And then you hear them say things things like:
"Oh, man, I feel like I'm dying."
And your heart breaks in that moment because you know, deep down, that they're probably right.