Your question: What's the most interesting thing to happen to you as a respiratory therapist? What's the most interesting thing you've seen?
My answer: It's probably the witnessing of a person die. Once I put a breathing treatment on a patient who was awake and alert. She appeared to fall asleep, and I went to take a respiratory rate: there was no rate. I closed her eyes and said a prayer.
Another time I was talking to a 95 year old man, and he said he new my grandparents. He wanted to tell me a story about my grandparents, but I was in a rush and never heard his story. An hour later I was called to his room because he was having chest pain. He said, "I'm glad you came back." He closed his eyes and died.
Lesson learned: "Take the time to listen now, because there may not be a tomorrow.