*I look up as one of the ER docs walks over to me.*
I remember him as the one who treated Aubrey the day prior and I vaguely recognize him from something or another from the station. I'd been too busy focusing on Aubrey to notice who he was when we had come into the ER.
'I'm sorry, you're one of the docs who works for county EMS, right? It's no bother at all. She's doing alright, still kinda out of it but I expect she will be for a while yet. She is improving though, somewhat. Those antibiotics aren't exactly a picnic. I hadn't really expected her to be at risk for something like this but all things considered it shouldn't be too surprising.'
I stop myself, realizing I'm rambling to this doctor who had likely just wanted a brief status update. I bite back a habitual apology and belatedly realize I've made the conversation awkward, though I'm unsure how. It tends to happen a lot and I seem to stumble into this often. After an extended pause, I continue.
'Thank you for inquiring after her though. I know you probably don't get a chance to follow up often.'