Rayboy wrote about a “certain hospital” and it triggerd a whole lot of painful memories , thought i will never write about it. But truth is truth and as they say ” the truth shall set you free” . i am writing here something which is true . I write keeping God as my witness . May God be sever to me if i lied. This is something every Indian must read. ( it is a long post , forgive me )
We , Indian Expats in Kuwait have a Phobia , that is no doctor is good unless he is Indian, if we are able and can afford we run to the Indian Doctors , no matter how qualified they are or not. We are not to be blamed for this, the Govt clinic here do not have proper Doctors and yeah they are Egyptians (apologising to my Egyptian readers). We dont speak Arabic , they don’t speak English well . So when Drooley conceived we opted for private hospital and “YA” being the closest one we happily went there knowing it was run by Indian Doctors . When we were at the reception the clerk did ask us “which Doctor you want”?
We were like ” Anyone” ( as long as it was Indian )
So Drooley was given appointment to this particular Gynecologist ,Who herself was pregnant at that time. And while we waited we were all full of jokes and fun , a bundle of joy was in her womb and we were really exited about it,but our world crashed soon when the gyenac after sonar said that “there is a blood clot in the womb ‘and no matter what , drooley will have an abortion” . …….. I have no words to explain the pain and agony that we went through … the joy had gone and we cried for next two days , Drooley took leave from work , she hardly walked for the next three days fearing that any of her sudden movements will kill the fetus. On the third day we had an appointment again with the same doctor ( the doc asked us to see her again) , While we were tensed and dying inside she was so casual and cool , I asked “should drooley quit job and sit at home”? She said “no no ! Don’t quit job , but abortion is inevitable . This is very common . Don’t lose your job over this.”
We came home heart broken, Drooley was crying inconsolably, i had no words to sooth her anymore because i was heart broken completly ,
But God watches over you , isn’t it ?
That evening we received a phone call from a dear friend who told her own nightmares at the YA and how like us she had a Arabdoctorphobia and had been to YA ( same doctor). She had a fibroid in her uterus, and the Doctor without hesitation told her to remove her uterus . Like us her world had collapsed , what would a woman feel if her uterus was to be removed? But she took a second opinion in Hadi hospital and was diagnosed properly , and had the fibroid removed instead of the Uterus. She referred to us another Gynecologist at YA itself( who quit recently) and this Doctor was shocked to hear what her colleague had told us. Funny though the blood clot ‘the butcher’ had marked on the sonar was not a blood clot at all !!! From then it was a happy ending ,and my regular readers know how AJ was born healthy . Best part is my wife had enjoyed her pregnancy, A big thanks Dr RG.
But the nightmare was not over yet
Once the delivery was over at Sabah Hospital , Drooley developed some rashes on her thighs and legs were swollen . So once again we went to the trusted “Indian” Hospital . This time to a Dermatologist and after diagnosing and a urine test ( can you imagine a ‘still bleeding’ woman askd to do the urine test?) we were told that Drooley’s Kidney’s were failing and he had to put her on steroids . I was so crushed … i can still remember saying to my wife ” is this how our life will end?” . Drooley was in bits and pieces because she had just delivered a baby four days ago and her kidneys had failed??? . I told the doctor it is a huge decision to give steroids and we need time to decide and we came home .
I may look/sound stupid but God has blessed me with a good general knowledge , when i came home i googled ‘ epidural , swelling’ and walla there was the answer , Drooley was given ‘epidural’ during the delivery and the ‘Egyptians ‘ at the Sabah hospital had not told us the side effects of that , hence the swelling .
I don’t say YA in general is bad or all the Indian Doctors in Kuwait are bad , may be it was our bad luck or we visited some bad doctors or something like that but After a ” near abortion and a fatal Kidney failiure” we had enough of YA . We are not going there anymore . In my personal opinion as i told Rayboy “i’d rather take my wife to a ‘real’ butcher .