I got up very early this morning, excited about checking my mom out of the hospital. The doctor in charge has agreed to release my mom from the hospital after Uncle Dong’s visit. However, I still want to confirm if this is the case with other doctors. I had the taxi booked; the driver was the one who took Uncle Dong back to ShuCheng yesterday. He was to pick me up at the hotel around 9:00 am. In the morning, decided that I wanted to get in the hospital earlier. I called the driver around 7:00am to see if he could meet me around 8:00 am. He happily agreed.
When we arrived in the hospital, my mom had everything packed already. She was sitting at the bed waiting – I could see the light in her eyes even though she looked calm and indifferent. She told me that the doctors and nurses have already confirmed that they are preparing the files for her checkout – what a relief!!!
Monday is the busiest day of a week in a typical chinese hospital; doctors usually gather together in Monday morning to discuss the critical cases they had in the previous week and then they will visit every room to check the patients there. It took us 3 hours waiting and finally we got out of the hospital around 11:00 am. This is usually the time for my mom having lunch. I suggested stopping somewhere for lunch – my mom rejected the idea. She insisted having lunch at home. I managed to convince her to have a banana. After all, It is an hour and a half drive; I really don’t want her to starve.
The trip went smoothly. I have to give the credit to the driver: he drove the car carefully and I didn’t have many heart attacks – we arrived in ShuCheng around 12:30 pm and the lunch was on the table already.
Now my goal is to survive the next 5 days in ShuCheng without mom having any relapse.