Posted By Yousef
It was just another day in one of Kuwait’s busiest hospitals. A woman came in with her 12 year old kid to see the Doctor. The kid’s been sick for 4 days the woman explained. She went on to say that He suffers from headache, Fever, Dizzy, Vomits a lot and has photophobia (can’t tolerate bright light).
The Doctor knew these symptoms, they were the symptoms of meningitis (sa7aya). He knew that the kid should remain in the hospital for further testings immediately.
Doctor: Look, I think your kid is suffering from meningitis. its a very serious disease and he should remain in the hospital so we can do some testings to identify, confirm and start treating the disease.
Mother: aha.. ok we’ll pass by tomorrow.
The Doctor got puzzled with the Mother’s cold reaction. He thought if he took her to another room, sat her down and talked to her enough, she might realize the magnitude of her child’s disease. So he did.
Doctor: You don’t understand. This is serious. We need to take blood samples, do lumbar puncture to extract some spinal fluids.. we’re also going to give him antibiotics through intravenous drip.
Mother: But maybe this is just an allergy and nothing serious.. we have a cat in the house and maybe.. you know..
Doctor: Are you listening to what I’m saying at all? I’m telling you this is not as simple as you might be thinking! He might suffer from several disabilities! He might get paralyzed! or even go into a comma before you know it! Not to mention that its contagious. You’re risking other people’s lives if you don’t let us begin treating him NOW. you’re risking too much, he actually might die!
The Mother looked at her kid
Kid: But Mom you promised me a breakfast in Marina Mall tomorrow!!!
Mother: Doctor, I can’t leave him today, we have a breakfast planned for tomorrow’s morning.. You know what, We might come back tomorrow in the afternoon 😀
The Doctor lost it
Doctor: Are you stupid? You must be stupid! Slow maybe?? I’m telling you your kid might die!!
Mother got offended and defensive.
Doctor: OK I don’t care! *bi6agag isheelkom* But I won’t be held responsible if anything happens to your kid because of your stupid and careless actions! you’ll sign a form right now stating that you went against the doctor’s orders..
The Mother without any hesitation signed the form, took her kid and went back home.