Breathless - Act 1 -Harekrishna

posted Jan 22, 2015, 11:17 AM by A Billion Stories
Me - I am feeling breathless.
Sister - Ok. Take rest.
Son - Sister, is he fine?
Sister - yes.
Son - (Goes out of the room) - Doctor, my father is feeling breathless.
Doctor - (runs and rushes into the room, shouting) - Sister, wheelchair.
(wheelchair is rushed by the sister)
Doctor - Help me lift him to the chair.
Son - Papa. you ok?
Student: Sir. Are you ok?
Me - yes (nodding my head)
Doctor - to the ICU, quick sister.
Son - Doctor, is there a problem?
Doctor - We need to check.
(I am heaved to the ICU bed, ECG and Blood oxygen meter are connected)
Me - (showing heaviness of breath to the doctor - no voice)
...More Doctors...
Doctor - Sir, we are sedating you. You will be on ventilator. Your blood oxygen is dropping.
Me - (nod my head - sometime later - become unconscious)
(how much time elapsed I do not know)
Me - (regain consciousness, eyes still closed, ventilator is connected which is very uncomfortable, I try to remove it)
Son - (in panic) Doctor, father is trying to remove his ventilator. (Doctor is nowhere near)
Student: (runs to the duty doctor in the ICU). Please attend fast. Quick.
Doctor - (comes running, sedates me again, puts the ventilator back, goes)
(how much time elapsed I do not know)
Me - (regain consciousness, eyes still closed, ventilator is connected which is very uncomfortable, I try to remove it) Son, I want to tell you something (No voice)
Son - (in panic) Doctor, father is trying to remove his ventilator. (Doctor is nowhere near)
Student: (runs to the duty doctor in the ICU). Please attend fast. Why is there nobody to attend on him fast?
Doctor - (comes running, sedates me again, puts the ventilator back, goes)
(how much time elapsed I do not know)
Me - (regain consciousness, eyes still closed, ventilator is connected which is very uncomfortable, try to remove it) Son, I want to tell you something (No voice)
Son - (in panic) Doctor, father is trying to remove his ventilator. (Doctor is nowhere near)
Student: (runs to the duty doctor in the ICU). Please attend fast. Why is there nobody to attend on him fast? This is not right.
Doctor - (comes slowly this time, sedates me again, puts the ventilator back, goes)
(how much time elapsed I do not know)
(Son is crying)
Me - Son, do not cry. I am here. (Son is still crying)
Me - oh... Am I ...? oh... But I wanted to tell something to my son.. How do I? oh.. I cannot!
(More crying)
Me - Son, I am here. Hey...
(More crying)
(I cry) (No voice)



-Harekrishna

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Submitted by: Harekrishna
Submitted on: Tue Nov 12 2013 20:01:03 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English


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