|Patient's hand on left side and his mother's on right side.|
To my question that why is he crying, she told me that he is talking to his younger sister (class 3 student) in Okara and that he is missing her. He was being sent for CT scan and was scared of it. He was trying to comfort himself by talking to his sister. My voice started cracking with emotions and I tried to engage the boy and his mother in conversation.
I asked her that why don't she bring her daughter to hospital so that she can spend time with her ailing brother. The woman said that she had to borrow money from her relatives and neighbours just to arrange bus fare from Okara to Lahore for two people, adding that she could not afford her daughter's trip to the hospital in Lahore.
Meanwhile, my doctor friend came and informed me about the condition of this patient. According to the doctor, the patient, Fayyaz, aged 24 years, is suffering from brain tumour which has affected his pitutiary gland. Fayyaz had also got cameo-therapy from Shaukat Khanum Hospital in the past. He can only see from one eye and is getting insulin injections for the last two years. Fayyaz is in Services Hospital because of paralysis on right side of his body. He is admitted in Medicine ward number 4 in the hospital.
Really moved by the love between the dying brother and his younger sister, I thought that I should help them in whatever way I could. I am going to Lahore this Saturday (25-06-11) to give a small donation to his mother. If anyone wants to join in and contribute let me know.