“He came with their household registration and ID card. I’ve confirmed it.” The ICU doctor sighed.
Zheng Ren sighed. He walked past the ICU doctor and entered the room.
When the door was closed, the man bowing could be heard banging his head repeatedly against the floor. Bang, bang, bang.
Zheng Ren and Su Yun did not speak. Their expressions were serious and cold.
Entering the ICU, Zheng Ren first took a look at the young man who had been injured by the steel rebar. He was already awake, his eyes covered with a piece of saline gauze.
With the help of the suction machine, his vital signs were quite stable. The number of suction machines he was using right now also showed that the situation was now relatively optimistic.
Su Yun went to look at the test results. He made the peace sign to Zheng Ren.
It was supposed to be a very happy thing but because the two of them had something on their minds, no one laughed. Instead, they communicated with each other through tacit understanding and gestures.
There was a high chance the boy would survive. Zheng Ren took another look at the drainage around his anus. The amount of drainage was not big. He estimated that the drainage could be removed in a day or two.
After seeing the patients he needed to see, Zheng Ren wanted to leave.
The ICU doctor who had just communicated with the patients’ families at the door came back with a gloomy face. After entering, he threw the medical record clip in his hand onto the table.
“Pull the plug!” the ICU doctor said.
When the nurses on duty saw her lose her temper, some remained silent, some sighed, while the rest simply left the ICU to go to the on-duty room. They did not want to see it with their own eyes.
Zheng Ren stopped in his tracks. He looked coldly at the ICU doctor who took the sterile bag as she went to pull the plug for the young female patient.
She could still be treated. There was a high chance she could be cured and discharged… No! There was still such a high chance for her recovery.
Just like that…
She was abandoned by her family.
Zheng Ren suddenly remembered that when he came to visit the patient yesterday, the ICU doctor said that the young man refused to find the patient’s family no matter what.
He should have expected that once he found the girl’s parents, they would give up on treatment.
What… What the f*ck!
The ICU doctor pulled out the suction machine with a gloomy face and began to pull the plug.
A young and fresh life was lost just like that…
Zheng Ren was silent. A ball of fire rose in his heart and burned fiercely.
A few seconds later, the ICU doctor suddenly gave up on the whole operation and cursed angrily. After that, she used her trembling hands to reposition the tracheal tube, fix it there, and connect it to the suction machine.
It was a simple action but seemed to have exhausted all her strength.
She turned around and left. She squatted down and hugged her head, crying in pain.
“Why are you crying? Su Yun walked over with a gloomy face, trying to comfort her.
“When I was going to pull the plug, she used her teeth to fight against me inserting the tracheal tube…” The female doctor in the ICU could not stand this as it felt close to murder. Her spirit was beginning to break down.
Zheng Ren felt his whole body burning. He frowned and said in a deep voice, “Don’t pull out the tube yet. I’ll talk to her family.”
In front of him, the young man kept kowtowing. His forehead was still hitting against the ground, his skin torn open. The bloody scene could not be erased from his mind no matter what. The background music for this was the sound of the girl biting the tracheal tube with her teeth in the empty space.
This was not a late-stage cancer patient where the family was worried the old man would suffer too much and simply decided to give up treatment.
This was not a patient that could not be treated.
This was a patient with patent ductus arteriosus, the simplest condition amongst congenital heart diseases. It only needed a small operation to solve the problem.
Perhaps twenty years ago, open-heart surgery would have been needed. Now, however, interventional surgery could completely cure patent ductus arteriosus.
The femoral artery in the thigh,
the eye of a needle,
and several thousand yuan could save a life!
Most importantly, Zheng Ren had contacted Feng Xuhui. The equipment could be provided by China Changfeng Microinvasive Surgery.
If this was not enough, what else could he do?
Zheng Ren was extremely angry.
Perhaps twenty years ago, the girl would have been abandoned as a baby.
In these twenty years, she had been lucky and had not had any illness. Perhaps, she might have had an illness before but had survived it on her own.
A bout of influenza had broken this fragile balance.
Zheng Ren decided that he had to do something.
Perhaps in the past, Zheng Ren would silently respect the opinions of the family members. However, after meeting Liu Tianxing unexpectedly in the Provincial Capital, there were some changes within Zheng Ren that he himself did not realize.
“Chief Pan, there’s a patient in the ICU. I would like to report it to you,” Zheng Ren coldly made the call and reported the condition to Chief Physician Pan.
Su Yun stood beside Zheng Ren, his head slightly lowered.
His black hair fluttered around flimsily on his forehead.
After the simple report, Zheng Ren held the phone as both sides fell silent at the same time.
This kind of incident looked very simple but the outcome was clear. However, to reverse it was definitely beyond the doctor’s ability.
“Chief Pan, please help me think of a solution,” Zheng Ren said. “I’ll contact you again and think of another way.
“Yes, okay. Sorry for the trouble.” After Zheng Ren said that, he hung up the call.
He thought about it for a moment, found a number in his phone, and dialed it.
Habitually, Su Yun wanted to scold Zheng Ren but when the words were on the tip of his tongue, he held them back.
“Department Chief Kong, I’m Zheng Ren.”
“Oh, okay, I’ll listen to your call anytime.
“Um, there’s something I’d like to trouble you with. A while ago, didn’t I touch a sports car? I remember a big lawyer came to sue me for intentional injury.
“No, no. I’m not looking for trouble with him. I have a patient with some problems, and I’d like to consult the relevant legal provisions.
“Yes, just give me a call from Yimei’s Lin Jiaojiao.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll listen to your call at any time and immediately come over.”
After that, Zheng Ren hung up.
Su Yun saw Zheng Ren’s expression was unusually serious and there was even…a hint of determination lingering.
Su Yun was also very curious. For Zheng Ren who hated all kinds of trouble, what he had done today was really a breakthrough in his personality.
“Boss, what do you want to do?” Su Yun asked.
“Let’s keep it that way for now. I’m looking for…that lawyer. I think his surname is ‘Ge’. I’m looking for Lawyer Ge to fight this case for me. I’m wondering if I should get in contact with Sea City Metropolis Daily too, ” Zheng Ren said.
“Ah, boss. You seem quite familiar with how to create a commotion.” Su Yun had held it in for a long time and finally could not anymore, his snarky remarks starting to spill over.
“I know, right? It actually isn’t a difficult thing to do,” Zheng Ren said as he sneered.
Su Yun was slightly surprised. It was the first time he saw such an expression on Zheng Ren’s face.
With a hint of disdain and determination, Zheng Ren gave the illusion to Su Yun that he had calmed down but gone crazy at the same time.
In the midst of his surprise, Zheng Ren picked up the phone and made a call.
“Chief Editor Li, this is Zheng Ren.”
The delicate laughter on the other end of the phone bubbled through. Su Yun could hear the sound of spring within her laughter.
“Yes, yes. There’s something I would like to trouble you with.
“Alright, then come to my office. Let’s meet and talk. I have no idea what to do specifically and still want to hear your opinion.
“Alright, I’ll see you later.”
“Boss, are you going all out?” Su Yun was surprised.