Repost: The ties that bind
I once had a patient who came into the ED with some respiratory complaints. While I was treating him, a couple of times he muttered “I feel death”. I assumed he was talking about himself as he wasn’t doing too hot initially. But maybe he wasn’t. His wife pulled me aside at one point and told me that she just got a phone call saying that the patient’s twin brother had just died, but that the patient didn’t know yet. Perhaps it was not his own death that he was sensing.