There are a lot of things about inpatient medicine that I like. We always talk about continuity and longitudinal care as being major aspects of primary care, but during a hospitalization you get a lot of face time with patients. You see them every day for as long as they are in the hospital, and for a lot of these kids it’s been a pretty decent amount of time. The attendings and fellows have pretty strong relationships with some of them. Of course it would be better if they could get well and go home, but it is good to see that there are people who care a lot and have a lot of love in their hearts working to get them out of the hospital.