Action is needed
- Categories:Article Works
- Author:Zhang Zhong
- Time of issue:2017-09-23
The news that my father's best friend had left one after another made me feel sad when I accompanied my father to the first hospital for testing this morning. "Father's (Three) Farmer Friends", which I wrote in October, has not been published yet, but two of them have gone. And in April, Mr. Yang Ying, whom our father and son respect very much, also drove away. Today, sitting in the waiting hall, my hand gripped the hand of my 87-year-old father even more tightly.
Since my father suffered sequelae epilepsy due to cerebral infarction in April 2010, our daily life at home has been messed up. My father had had several episodes of illness a few years ago, and he often convulsed in the middle of the night. My wife and my family were escorted to the first hospital for treatment. The past two years have been considered much better, and there have been no episodes. But today, because of the high potassium index of the elderly measured by biochemical tests, they needed to lower potassium and were draining body fluids. For some unknown reason, epilepsy symptoms appeared again in a hospital at noon today. After treatment, the symptoms eased in the evening.
I concluded: the follow-up of medication and timely biochemical index testing and timely adjustment are the key. It's a pity that the energy abilities of the elderly are declining, and we often experience incompetence.
Sometimes I think about it: if I am away on a business trip and my father has such symptoms again, how much pressure on my wife should be! For example, one winter, in the middle of the night when I was on a business trip, my wife received a phone call from my father with a seizure. She immediately called her sister-in-law and carried my father downstairs to a hospital for treatment. Noon the next day.
Life is short, and I often lose sight of one another, and friends can only protect themselves. My father will visit his friends every year, and now he has left many. Several of my teachers and mothers also bid farewell to us, which made me feel endless sad and difficult to follow.
Today, while waiting for his father’s laboratory report in the hospital, a middle-aged man who knew my father who claimed to be from Xilou happened to chat with us and said: Old man Lou Bai’an has left yesterday, which surprised us father and son. , I regret it even more: because one day in September, I heard my mother say: My father’s old friend Bai'an (I call him Uncle Bai'an), who is 93 years old and whose home is in Xilou (now part of Die City), also called , Inquiring about my Zhang Zhong’s cell phone, talking about me. And I haven't been there since I visited my uncle and aunt on the 29th of the twelfth lunar month last year. I usually think about it, but I didn't go right away, and didn't take the initiative to call.
Since I didn't go to visit the elderly immediately, it has become a permanent regret!