Tell us about a journey — whether a physical trip you took or an emotional one.
This trip was physical as well as emotional. It was one of those trips you hope no one will ever have to take. It was necessary for the family to find out whether there was any hope to get their most important family member get well. The first trip was within the country, where the physician without hesitation gave his verdict, it was pointless to have heart surgery because the patient would not be able to survive it.
Next step was to go somewhere else, the said patient was already too weak to undergo any kind of surgical procedure. The physician treating him was the best one, who admitted it won’t be easy, but he’d be able to operate.
The day of surgery was tense for the family members, on the appointed time the guy came to the hospital room to take the patient to the operating room for surgery. As he was leaving he said, “do not wait in the hospital, go to your hotel, it will take hours to operate.”
The family members went back to the hotel but came back a few hours later. This is when the waiting game started. All the family members of the patients were leaving with a smile on their faces.
This family had no idea whether the surgery was completed, how was the patient, there was no one to give an answer. At about 10 pm the family was called, the physician showed up and gave his account of how the surgery went. The surgery was successful but the family needed to wait for seventy-two hours, before the physician would be able to say, if the patient will be okay.
After seventy-two hours the family was told the patient will be okay and he’d have to stay in the hospital for a month to recuperate.
A month later the patient was released and was allowed to take the flight home!