p.s. Her appendix are O.K.
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Perking the Pansies in Hospital.
Don't panic -Liam and Jack are fine. I spent 3 hours this morning in the Bodrum State Hospital with my daughter who had a suspected appendicitis. The system is very efficient in a chaotic way. One gets seen quite quickly and test results come back in less than half an hour, but all manner of humanity is bubbling around and there are a lot of non-sick relatives milling about which makes the place look frankly untidy. I was impressed that the staff don't allow queue-barging. Up to a few years ago, this was a Turkish National Gold medal sport, but today the ladies in charge of the computerized appointment system politely told every chap pushing in front to join the end of the queue and wait to be given a number. They looked almost as astounded as I did. My daughter has not fully integrated back into Turkish society yet, and finds these situations rather overwhelming. Not helped by the entrance to the morgue being next to the X-ray queue and a shrouded body is not a sight for an empty tummy. So while waiting for the results I was desperately trying to lift her mood when I remembered I had my Kindle in my bag. I whipped it out and started reading her Jack Scott's novel "Perking the Pansies". In less that a paragraph she was smiling then giggling. Sometimes you're never too old to have your mum read you a story.