Archive for December, 2010

Crik…crik…crik…

Posted in doctoring tales on December 28, 2010 by twotwoeight

Doctor Pee : Mrs. Smith, what brings you to the hospital?

Mrs. Smith : Doctor, doctor, my son is coughing very bad lah! Give him some cough medicine!

Doctor Pee : Can you tell me more about the cough?

Mrs. Smith : Doctor, doctor….my son cough until his EYEBALLS also drop out already!!!

Doctor Pee : ???huh??? Where? Show me…

Mrs. Smith : (points to child’s teardrops rolling down his cheeks) There!!! See!!!

Doctor Pee : *crik…crik…crik* Mrs. Smith, those are teardrops (yan lei)…NOT eyeballs (yan chu).  This is normal…when a baby cries, tears will come out.  This is normal….

Mrs. Smith : Yes ah….but doctor, doctor….he cough until his lungs CRACK already!

Doctor Pee : *crik…crik…crik* Mrs. Smith…your child’s lungs are very elastic…they wont’ crack, don’t worry.

Mrs. Smith : But my mother in law last time cough until her lungs crack woh?  Doctor, doctor…can’t you give him cough mixture? I’m scared his lungs will crack lah…

Doctor Pee : Mrs. Smith…we don’t give cough mixture to children under 2 years old because… (proceeds to explain why antitussives are contraindicated in small children).

Mrs. Smith : Oh….is it.

Doctor Pee turns around to see the next patient.  Moments later…

Mrs. Smith (on the phone with ?husband) : Eh…I tell you….they say cannot give him cough mixture lah…because government hospital got no cough mixture lah…so pitiful…

*crik…crik…crik……………………sweat*

PS/ Names have been changed to protect the identities of the parties involved.