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Mubarak Late Visit

We were sitting watching TV after dinner Friday night, five of us were enjoying the show, I heard a hard not and it was one of the staff of the house. He told me Anthony, a young house boy, slipped and hit his head and he is bleeding. Got up and asked where he was, luckily the dewaneya is in the basement, went to staff bathroom and the cook was coming out from behind the door with a holding a towel to the young man’s head and his shirt and face was drenched in blood.

Told them we are going to the hospital now, had my wallet and phone on me, I took the spare key to the Landcruiser. Asked Z to come with me to the hospital, I asked about his civil ID but the young man wasn’t answering, he was in shock. We took him to the Landcruiser outside, and got him in, Z got in the front, other people in the house were looking for his civil ID. We took off, I called S and asked him to bring the Civil ID with him. I kept talking to him while we were driving to make sure he was conscious because he was still bleeding a lot, and no time for an ambulance. Got on Fahaheel Expressway (30) and we head to Al Hady hospital, and I was going as fast as possible, flashers on, Z called the doctors he knew to see who was in the hospital at 10:30 pm on a Friday night. We got to Al Hady Hospital and from the door they refused as entry saying they are a private hospital and they don’t accept causalities. We got back in the car and took off to Mubarak Hospital, it took us two minutes, and even when I was trying to get through there was a woman trying to argue when she wanted to get her car out of parking, I couldn’t care less at this point. I kept talking to him to make sure he was awake and not passed out.

We got to hospital, called for one of the wheel chairs, Z went in with him while I parked the car at any spot. Went back in running, Z took him to the Emergency room doctor on with wheel chair without paperwork and the cook was still holding a cloth to his head which was now completely red. The patient was inside was in shock and didn’t say anything say anything about us barging in. He signed his paper and said that he must have an X-Ray first before surgery to check for head trauma. We went straight to X-Ray and skipped the people there as well, you can see the look of shock on their faces. We went in gave the paper, and his name wasn’t even on the paper, but by that time S and B arrived with his civil ID. We wrote his name but the X-Ray Doctor refused to take him saying that he is covered in blood and should be cleaned up by surgery before coming for an X-Ray I was about to blow up and I told him he is hurt and I don’t care if I clean it up area, the doctor told us to come here first. Z told me not to argue, we went to the surgery area got him a bandage across the whole, wound and this was the first time I saw the wound. It was at least four inches in length, from the side of his right eye all the way across the middle of his forehead. We then went straight back to the X-Ray department, then again another doctor said that he needed to be completely cleaned at this point I wouldn’t leave and we all got in his face until he decided to do the X-Ray. I went in with him, helped him up form the wheel chair on to the bench for the X-Ray, he asked what happened with obnoxious tone I said that he fell and slipped in the bathroom, he then said “are you sure he slipped in the bathroom?” I answered right away saying yes, before I registered his tone. I waited outside, and the Doctor spoke to him in Arabic, I told him he doesn’t speak Arabic, and if he needs I could speak to him in English. At this point I was standing outside waiting and I want to rip that doctors’ throat out for being so rude and uncaring. After the X-Ray the guys waited for the X-Ray while me and Z went to the surgery room, walked in and waited since there are two rooms and both were occupied. The young man was aware of his surroundings at this point, that was a good sign, then we went into one room and got him on the table. One munaqabah was outside arguing with the nurses about her head scarf being too tight, which preoccupied the nurses before one could come into the room. I was there and the doctor was waiting for the nurse. I asked the doctor to give him a lot of local anesthetic so that he wouldn’t feel any pain. I explained everything to him while he was on the table as it was happening, this is a very scary situation for him and it was his first time in a hospital in Kuwait, and hopefully his last. When the nurse came in he went to clean the wound right away and I told him it will burn, then I told him not to move while they inserted the local anesthetic into his wound and it was about 9 times and I could tell he was afraid because he was shivering. I asked the doctor again to make sure that he doesn’t feel the stitching as it was happening, I know how it felt from previous injuries. I kept talking and I was asked to step out by the nurse, so I did.

I waited outside about 25 mintues, the other nurse saw his X-Ray and asked a few questions, luckily there was no head trauma or other damages, by that time the mandoob came and waited with us. They wheel him out and he looked better, his was was cleaned and was awake, we went back to the emergency doctor to get the medication for him, antibiotics and pain killers. I asked the nurse it was 15 stitches and she said that was a lot, its going to be on for 10 days before they remove it and bandages changed at the local clinic every two days. The mandoob took him back home after checking with the doctor while we finished up some of the paper work, hamdilla it was taken care of. We got the medication and paid the fees, and I’m happy the admin in the front desk help us in the beginning and thanked them. Went home and my friends headed home, gave the medication told him to rest for the next couple days.

Next morning I got up, checked on him and he was resting he had a headache but the pain killers helped. I then got in my Landcruiser and took it to Al Falah Car Wash since the back seats and floor were covered in blood. After a little while my car was nice and clean, went home and rested all of Saturday.