老陈的故事

老陈是51年武汉大学电机系毕业的某设计院的教授级工程师, 为人正直诚实, 不追求虚名, 也不唯利是图. 他热爱工作, 鞠躬尽瘁, 达到了忘我的境界. 老陈一生清白, 对共产党赤胆忠诚, 不管遇到什么挫折, 都始终如一, 从无怨言. 十年前, 他来到美国, 住在小女儿家里, 别人讲美国好, 他讲美国不如中国好. 别人讲中国有腐败贪污, 他就讲美国也有贪污.

老陈是个闲不住的人, 退休后继续搞科研, 为的是中国船舶工业的独立自主,自力更生. 他除了工作外, 对生活要求不高, 知足常乐, 身体一直不错, 吃睡正常, 从不生病. 他的退休工资不低, 年初涨到五千元/月. 和老伴儿子一起过日子, 是全家的主要经济来源.

老陈没做过官, 但退休后享有干部医保, 他每年都到医保指定的一家三级甲等医院-SS医院去做一次体检. 十多年来没发现什么大问题, 只是三年前, 查出有血糖偏高. 为此, 老陈开始注意少吃甜食. 今年4月体检时, 做B超的医生发现老陈的右肾有个肿块, 后复查并作 CT增强检查, 确认右肾有个 4.1 厘米的肿块. 主治医生S有20年从医经验, 认为这个肿瘤很可能是恶性的, 而且一年前没有被查出, 一年就长了那么大, 最好的办法是做手术, 拿掉有问题的那个肾.

不知老陈最后是怎么想的, 也许他真的相信了 S医生的话, "做了这个手术后, 你还能再活 5 到10年". 也许他对手术的风险略有所知, 但是宁可担风险, 也不愿日后拖累家人. 也许他第一次生病就医, 不怕手术, 怕的是不能再搞科研了…. 总之, 老陈以 83岁的高龄, 在今年五一节后拿到 CT报告后, 勇敢地走进了 S医院, 准备接受手术.

住进医院的老干部病房后, 护士每天检查老陈的身体, 没过几天, 他们就开始给他用胰岛素, 一天 4次, 并频繁检查血糖. 这一切老陈的儿女们当时一无所知. 在住院到开刀的两星期里, 他们多次找 S医生, 表示对高龄手术的担忧, 询问有无别的治疗手段, S医生只是一味地强调, "不是大手术, 风险不大, 你父亲心肺都正常, 可以开刀." 他不提血糖高的问题, 也很少露面.

5月22日星期五, 老陈上午进了手术室, 同时二女儿被通知去自费购买腹带和止痛棒, 回来后, 同室病友说, 手术室来要老陈的 CT片子. 二女儿觉得奇怪, 她早就把 CT片子给医生了. "难道医生是在无片子的情况下, 做了右肾切除手术??" 中午手术完毕, 老陈回到老年病房, 人有意识, 也很安静. 伤口有个小引流管 (吊 1个小瓶), 医生用老陈女儿买的腹带扎了起来, 出血不多. 病床边有监护仪, 血压, 脉搏都正常. 晚上二女儿陪夜, 太平无事.

5月23日星期六, 下午老陈自己感觉身下很湿, 大女婿一检查, 发现老陈身下全是血水, 床位医生被叫来, 拆开包着的腹带, 出血很多, 医生讲, "腹带买错了, 应买开口的腹带!" 大女婿到医院外的药店买了开口的腹带, 医生把腹带换上后, 就走了.

星期六晚上大女儿陪夜, 开始老陈意识清楚, 还看了一小时电视, 随着失血越来越多, 人便得烦躁起来, 小便不多, 肌肝高于200. 半夜大女儿告诉了护士, 护士打电话找医生, 老陈听大女儿说要找医生, 说"等天亮吧". 到天亮值班医生来了. 他通知了 S医生 (主刀医生).

5月24日星期天, 上午S医生来看了情况, 他找来一个 B超医生和一台 B超机, 检查老陈腹部. 中午前又做了一次. 在这关键的时候, 老陈的两个女儿和儿子都到了 (小女儿正在回国途中), S医生对他们说, 老陈是糖尿病人, 血凝不住, 他要再动一个手术, "查一下伤口血管有无问题". 三个儿女, 当时第一次听到"糖尿病人, 血凝不住" 的说法, 一时束手无策, 只有听医生的. 下午三点, 手术完老陈回到病房, 脸色很差, 在输液, 伤口引流管换了一个大袋子1000毫升. S医生来病房讲, "病人伤口是扎好的, 没什么问题." 他分咐护士给病人输血, 就回家了.  

星期天晚上, 老陈昏昏沉沉, 手老是乱动, 去拉伤口. 失血现象更严重了, 1个小时流100毫升, 5个小时过去, 流下的血有半个袋子了. 监护仪上的显示, 时有波动. 值班小医生经常来看看, 临近11点, 他把血液科的一位女医生找来, 女医生看了后, 马上找家属说, “病人很危险, 急需要凝血因子.” 老陈儿子签字后, 女医生让护士给病人吊了多瓶药水, 在输液架上, 有药液, 血液, 血清. 并嘱咐要一直输到第二天. 半夜, 老陈呕吐出像" 芝麻糊" 的东西.

5月25日早上, 经过整整一晚的输液, 老陈伤口引流管的流血量, 慢慢少下来了. 但很烦躁, 脸色灰白. 凌晨2点, 值班小医生找来 S医生的上司(主任), 主任来看后, 过了一个多小时, S医生也赶来了. 从那时起, 家属被告知, 老陈得了肺部感染, 情况很严重. 院长重视, 全院会诊,…. S医生就此不露面了.

5月27日星期三, 中午老陈被送入监护病房(ICU), 每天只能有一个家属进ICU, 看30分钟. 去看他时, 总是闭着眼睡觉. 据说被打了镇静剂. 为了治疗肺部感染, 医院不时打电话来, 要二女儿去药店自费买进口药, 发票都交给医院. 老陈的肺炎一星期后好转, 又有新情况. 6月5日星期五, 医院来电话说, 老陈肌肝高于500, 要做透析, 做了4次后, 肌肝稳定了. 慢慢地, 老陈的情况有好转…. 父亲节过后, 又出现炎症, 6月26日上午, 死于脓毒性休克.

老陈走了, 走得太突然, 不免有很多疑问. 新年初二, 他还去亲戚家拜年, 高兴地唱了歌. 进医院前两周, 他还参加设计院退休人员的聚餐活动, 留下在世的最后一张照片. 无独有偶,   在老陈过世的前几个小时, 美国的摇滚歌星迈克尔˙杰克逊也突然去世, 留下很多疑团….

老陈生前经常帮助别人, 从不愿意给别人添麻烦, 还自己出资为国家做专利. 只有在生命的最后几星期, 意外地"麻烦" 了别人. 不过, SS医院也没损失什么,  18万元医疗费都报销了. 有负责心的医生也不是没有, 5月24日晚上值班的小医生, 就是一个. 没有他, 在美国的小女儿, 怕难以见到父亲的最后一面. 老陈的死, 从某种程度上很象葛朗台太太,

‘有她那样的一生, 才有她那样的死, 恬退隐忍, 完全是一个基督徒的死, 死得崇高, 伟大. … 她没有一句怨言地死了, 象洁白的羔羊一般上了天.’

                           --- 摘自<<欧也妮˙葛朗台>>  巴尔扎克

[ 本帖最后由 岳女 于 2009-9-29 08:27 AM 编辑 ]
评论(11)

回复 #1 岳女 的帖子
令人唏嘘。国内医疗业的弊端屡屡听闻,遇到谁家头上都是大不幸。造就知道是高龄糖尿病患者,不讲清楚危险就忽悠人家动手术。难道不能告医院?



回复 #2 楼兰 的帖子
这类故事太多了,白大褂早染黑了。 告医院,没那么容易啊,利益链下互相庇护。还是要自己小心。



回复 #1 岳女 的帖子
得知岳女是俺美国读书时的同窗, 欢迎!!!

是个悲哀的故事. 非常遗憾, 老人家一生健康, 却没有熬过手术一关. 希望家人节哀.

"天下乌鸦一般黑", 俺在美国刮宫后孩子还在肚子里活蹦乱跳的, 第二次刮宫简直象生离死别, 精神和肉体的痛苦不堪言状.

按照圣经上说的, 人生有定时, 死有定时, 愿陈老他老人家安息吧.

在一个月前, 俺的一个NORMAL DAY, 开车被人追尾撞车。 结果到现在整天头疼头晕, 部分记忆力丧失, 学也教不了了,什么也干不成. 吃了医生开的药, 整日昏昏睡睡。 若想不开, 你说俺招谁惹谁了? 想开了, 人的命是有定数的, 该发生的事挡是挡不住的。只感谢神没有将俺废掉。医学检查结果只是脑神经受点伤, 需要时间恢复。

[ 本帖最后由 白雪 于 2009-9-18 03:08 PM 编辑 ]



回复 #4 白雪 的帖子
哦,白雪,没事吧,保重!!!  
是啊,生命无常,珍惜当前.



回复 #5 Sunflower 的帖子
感谢葵花问候,应该无大碍, 只是现在做不了事, 疼痛不说,还什么都忘。



回复 #6 白雪 的帖子
记忆可能要慢慢恢复啊. 好记忆不如滥笔头,写下记下有所帮助吧.
take it easy and take care!



回复 #4 白雪 的帖子
白雪保重。得把所有因伤看医生的资料保留好,找肇事者的保险公司索赔。日后有啥不适也得继续找他们算帐。

我今年初也同样被人追尾,还好只是车的前后bumpers损坏,人没事。等肇事方保险公司赔偿得数月,俺自己先垫钱修车了。反正够烦人的。



回复 #4 白雪 的帖子
谢谢白雪.  希望你早日康复.  14年前, 我先生走路时被车撞了, 他有3个月不能睡在床上, 会头晕, 只能睡在地上.

在美国法制健全, 对受害者的赔偿一般过得去.  不象在国内, 常常有理没处讲,  或讲了也没用,  只有自认倒霉.  

关于医生, 我觉得不管在哪里, 都有水平差, 不负责任的马虎医生, 也有只想在病人身上捞一把的黑心医生, 当然还有真正关心病人的好医生.



回复 #8 楼兰 的帖子
谢谢楼兰提醒. 很麻烦呢.



回复 #9 岳女 的帖子
看来大家都有写经验.  谢谢岳女! 希望多看到你的文章.



老陈的故事 (English)
ZT - My Grandfather     (老陈的外孙女儿为英语老师布置的ANCESTRY PROJECT写此文)

     My mother’s father—my grandfather (Chen, YueSheng) was a healthy man. He enjoyed eating his share of food, watching TV, and reading newspapers. As an electrical engineer, he did his best to work out inventions that conserve energy or use alternative energy sources; in doing so, he was reducing pollution and helping other people live healthier. After he retired, he acquired a phenomenal health record for his age for his medical insurance. Each year, my grandfather had the usual physical exam at the same hospital in Shanghai, and he always checked out completely fine. All this changed, though, a few years ago.
      The physical exams began picking up little indicators of his health problems. It started with a high blood sugar level. By April 2009, a mass was spotted in his right kidney by ultrasound. The tumor could have been benign or malignant; nobody could tell. But Dr. Sha, my grandfather’s physician, immediately suggested surgery, just for health precautions. Although many of his relatives like my grandma and my mom strongly opposed this, my grandfather decided to go through with it.
      On May 8, my grandpa was admitted into the hospital. It did not take long before he was receiving insulin three times a day. My aunts and my uncle visited him every single day. They wanted to speak with Dr. Sha because they were worried about my grandfather’s condition. This whole time, Dr. Sha never gave any warning about my grandfather’s high blood sugar level.
      Before the surgery, all seemed fine. The hospital kept asking my second aunt if she had the CT transparent. My aunt stayed overnight to take care of my grandfather, and he seemed all right the night before the surgery. On the morning of May 22, 2009, Dr. Sha removed my grandfather’s right kidney.
      On May 23, my first aunt’s husband paid my grandfather a visit. In the afternoon, he found a pool of blood under my grandfather’s body.  The doctor on duty changed the bandage for my grandfather and promptly left. In the evening, my first aunt replaced her husband. She held vigil and watched her dad lose more and more blood. My grandfather was in a bad mood. The nurse called the doctor on duty, but he did not arrive until the next morning. When he finally took a look at my grandfather, the doctor on duty then called Dr. Sha.
      Dr. Sha came the morning of May 24. He did an ultrasound twice. At noon, my uncle and second aunt came to join my first aunt. They were scared; they had no idea what was wrong. Dr. Sha and my mom’s three siblings had a meeting in his office. It was then that he revealed to them that my grandfather had high blood sugar level. That was the root of the problem. He wanted to do surgery again to check if anything was wrong inside my grandfather’s body. My aunts and my uncle trusted that this was the way to treat high blood sugar level and consented to let Dr. Sha do what he wanted.
      After the second surgery, Dr. Sha looked relieved and told everyone that it was going to be all right. He commanded the nurse to give my grandfather a blood transfusion and left. That night, my uncle was in charge. He saw the bag (1000 ml) was half full with blood after five hours. That meant that my grandfather had lost 100 ml blood per hour. Dr. Sha never stopped the bleeding. At midnight, another doctor on duty came. She took immediate action; she gave my grandpa blood-clotting factors. It took five hours, but my grandfather stopped bleeding the next morning.
      On May 25, my mom, my sister, and I went to see my grandfather at the hospital. He was quickly moved to the Intensive Care Unit, which only allowed one visitor per day. Little did we know that after we left China, his lung would become infected.
      After five weeks, the lung infection and other complications proved to be too much. While he was in the hospital, the city of Shanghai awarded my grandfather with a medal, in honor of one of his inventions.  He never lived to revel in his glory because on the death date of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett, my grandfather passed away as well. He was truly one of the great ones.

[ 本帖最后由 岳女 于 2012-5-25 07:05 AM 编辑 ]


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