She was supposed to have a surgical procedure to clean the wound and patch her up that day, said the surgical team of doctors who came to see her and the wound that late afternoon. “But that depends on whether there will be more serious emergencies coming in, which will mean her less urgent case will be pushed aside,” said one. It was a refrain that was repeated and repeated with no end.
That was Tuesday, and now it is Thursday night. For 3 days, the poor weak woman stared as her roommates had their breakfasts, then lunches, then dinners and their little tea breaks. Her No Food, No Drinks label stared out behind her.