Hospital Experience I: Caveat Emptor

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15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James 3:15-18
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Today is October 14, 2022. Nana has been admitted to a hospital near his home. Together with his wife, he got there after 4 p.m. yesterday, and saw the doctor on duty about an hour and a half later. She ran a few tests and admitted him. She decided on a diagnosis, so she commenced treatment immediately.

He) was anxious that they would not find a vein on his big, unexercised arm, but the nurse lost no time at all. He surveyed his left and deftly stuck a needle somewhere below his elbow. He soon had a plastic needle sticking in his arm and fluid after fluid dripping down as he lay in the emergency room.

He had not eaten since the morning. They said some medicines could not be administered until he had eaten. His wife, who had just had surgery herself, left to go put some victuals together for him. The staff were very nice people. He even had one take his picture on the bed.

Suddenly, around 7:30, two doctors walked in and nimbled towards his bed. Near his head were the blood glucose test strips and lancets he had purchased earlier. The departing doctor said to the other as they approached his bed.

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“This man is being treated for malaria and typhoid. He’s been on some drugs so far. He is a known diabetic who takes medicine regularly. He has also recently treated typhoid, but he was not able to treat it completely, and he went on and on.

Goodness and mercy, and sweetness, and light! Was his audio working well? Did he really hear what the man said? Did the doctor think he was asleep or deaf? As they made to move to the next bed, he cleared his throat.

“I would like to say a few things to you.”

They paused and gawked.

“I am not diabetic. I am not a known diabetic doctor.

Confidently, he grabbed up the lancets and asked, “What about these?” His bigotry and swagger irked him the more. What do you think about this doctor?

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14 thoughts on “Hospital Experience I: Caveat Emptor

    1. He passed through med school alright, but med school, probably, didnt pass through him. I wonder if that was a ploy to get some kind of cheap popularity, respect from his colleague. Thank God there isn’t many like him in our health system today.

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  1. Interesting read. Awaiting the continuation. The pronouns make the identity of the characters confusing. Also, qualify the time so we know whether it’s morning or evening.
    Wasn’t the lady doctor who attended to him upon arrival one of the 2 doctors who entered Nana’s ward later?

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    1. Appologies about the confusion. And thanks. He got there towards evening, saw the lady doctor first. She admitted him that immediately after running the tests. The other doctors came in later that evening. In summary, everything in this episode happened that same Thursday evening. I hope this clarifies.
      The lady doctor was not there with them.

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      1. Many are not doctors at heart. They are just there for the money. Sometimes, I wonder why we don’t regard tailors and mechanics the way we regard them. When tailors spoil our clothes we fight them for a refund or a replacement of materials likewise mechanics. But for the doctors, after the kill our loved ones out of carelessness or negligence, we only breakdown and sob. So sad

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