Old man Zhang, 70 this year. He has never been sick in his life, and his abdomen has always been aching lately.
He never asked for help, and went to the hospital without even telling his children.
The examination results showed that the old man had chronic appendicitis and had signs of suppuration.
The doctor told him that there is a possibility of perforation at any time without active surgery. Once perforated, peritonitis can occur, which can even be life-threatening.
As soon as I heard that it would be life-threatening, the old man stayed.
I made a phone call to my wife after I was hospitalized.
At this time, he did not forget to tell his wife not to call the child. Repeatedly stressed: minor surgery, the doctor is so professional, it’s all right.
However, as the preoperative blood tests and other preparations were carried out one by one, the old man could not help but feel a little nervous. After all, I have never been to a hospital in my life.
What made the old man especially uneasy was that the signatures before the operation were one after another. With a low level of education, he didn’t even know what was written on the document, so he signed and fingerprinted.
That feeling, according to the old man’s words: it’s like signing a contract of sale.
Finally, the day before the surgery, something he didn’t understand made him completely unable to hold on.
The afternoon before the operation, the operating room nurse dressed up in his ward read out the preparations and precautions for entering the operating room.
Others, the old man hummed and agreed. But there is one saying that you can’t eat or drink water after dinner, which makes the old man feel a little unacceptable. Although the body is quite tough, the old man has the habit of drinking a large pot of water at night for so many years.
According to the calculation, there are fifteen or six hours from dinner to 8 am the next morning.
After the operating room nurse left, the old man was in a tangle.
After a while, a self-proclaimed anesthesiologist asked a lot of questions, and even looked at some of the old man’s teeth.
The old man who was at a loss for a while thought that the doctor was going to extract his teeth during the operation.
I was a little relieved to hear the doctor explain that it was to understand the condition of the teeth and prevent the teeth from affecting the intubation.
However, when the doctor also mentioned the requirement of not being able to eat and drink before the operation, he had another murmur in his heart.
The anesthesiologist said: The most important thing is not to eat or drink the next morning. If you are thirsty, drink water at night.
This requirement is significantly different from the previous nurse’s requirement. So, after the anesthesiologist left, he found his doctor in charge, hoping to get some information from him.
However, the doctor in charge told him that it would be up to the nurse and the anesthesiologist.
Out of the doctor’s office, he became very nervous: one doctor and one rhetoric. Is this hospital not that good? Otherwise, how could this be!
He originally had low blood pressure, so he went to the nurse’s station and asked the nurse to measure his blood pressure. The results showed that the blood pressure was a little high for some reason.
This situation is well explained: older people have more or less hardened blood vessels. Hardened blood vessels have a reduced ability to buffer against fluctuations in blood pressure. Therefore, a nervous excitement may cause blood pressure to rise.
Stay any longer and I’m afraid something will happen. Thinking of this, the old man decided to sneak home.
However, what he didn’t expect was that he was found by the nurse as soon as he walked out of the hospital gate.
His son hurried to the hospital after learning about it.
From the mouth of the anesthesiologist, the purpose of fasting water before surgery is to prevent reflux and aspiration during anesthesia. Therefore, he felt that the anesthesiologist had a point.
After this turmoil, the hospital also discussed and optimized the preoperative fasting water.
But as someone said: requirements that have remained unchanged for decades, once changed, who is responsible for problems?
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