It was Sunday. The hospital wasn't packed as weekdays. It wasn't a full house with patients, HOs, MOs and specialists around. It was somehow quite calm and peaceful and it was kind of rare to have this kind of situation at this ward. The medicine ward to be specific.
I was on my way to find a case for my case write-up and also for case presentation as we're going to have bed-side teaching (BST) with our respective lecturers tomorrow. As I was walking around and looked through the files of the patients there, I noticed there were Indian couples, around 40 years old were arguing and fighting with each other. Their voices were so loud as they wanted to tell all the people in the ward that they were fighting. The real patient was the man and I believed his wife was the one who take good care of him while he was admitted. I actually could see that the man had fine tremors. We wondered, why this man was admitted? Then I knew that he was admitted due to chronic liver failure as my friend told me when she glanced through his file.
Then after they had arguing for some time, suddenly the man had fit. His wife was terribly shocked and immediately called the doctor. A houseman was there to check him before went out to call off the other doctors. Within seconds his bed was crowded with the MOs, HOs and nurses who were trying really hard to save the patient's life. Just imagine that!
And to make things became more hectic, his wife was throwing tantrum. It drew the whole attention of the ward to her. -___- I only could sneaked through the curtains and below to know what's going on. I could see that the doctors were struggling very hard to save him. CPR was done. But I guessed he didn't show any response. Then the doctors decided to intubate him. After did these and that (which I barely knew since I couldn't observe the whole situation clearly), the patient was stable. He then was transferred to HDU (High Dependency Unit). His wife started to calm down.
It was my first time to see this kind of situation. I felt that it was like the ER, House or Code Blue more or less (er..I exagerrated a lil bit huh? I was highly influenced by those dramas). The only difference that this one was real!
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Moral of the story: Nothing is impossible and death is really near to us; whether we realize it or not. Somehow we always take things for granted.