it's strange how we misplace our priorities .
the lady came from indonesia with her 15-yr-old daughter who has had abdominal pain for several days. the ultrasound revealed a mass on the right side with fluid in the abdominal cavity, suggesting an infected appendix that had ruptured. despite the severity of the condition, the lady bargained & haggled over the price of surgery.
by the time the operation was performed after a day's delibration, pus had already contaminated the abdomen & the girl had developed early sepsis (generalised infection). her kidneys had begun to under-perform & who knows what else will fail in due time.
perhaps the mother shouldn't be faulted for the delay. after all, some doctors have been known to be scalpel-happy & eager to operate at the slightest hint.
for her & her daughter's sake, i hope all it wasn't all in vain.