When I was in Second grade I remember having three surgery’s in a month. My grandmother made fried chicken the day I got sick, my stomach started to ache and I started to vomit. My grandmother called my mom and to let her know that she was taking me to the hospital because I was sick both me and my mom told her she was over reacting and that it was probably just the onset of the flu or food poisoning. My grandmother having lost a son four months before I was born didn’t take risks when it came to one’s health. She knew how something major could appear so minor.
We got to the hospital and it was around eleven that night, the doctor had me jumping off the bed was feeling my stomach everything went blank after that. I woke up to my mom saying ‘Dakota wake up, you’re okay’ and then my grandmother ‘Dakota, you will be okay, go is watching over you’ The next day I woke up and had an IV in my arm and my stomach was in pain. I didn’t know what happened just that I was in a strange place. My grandmother was in the chair next to me, her gentle hand on my arm and her caring blue eyes with tears in them. ‘Grandma am I okay?’ I asked softly with intense pain that I couldn’t talk loud let alone breathe. She replied ‘yes and its only by the power of god that everything is going to b...
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...ing the man with dark clothing and boney hands. I asked my grandmother if this quote was true and she nodded her head and told me that she not only had a feeling that something bad was happening but the look in my eyes showed her that my body was going to give up. My grandmother saved my life and I couldn’t thank her enough.
I know now that the smallest thing can change your world upside down and the smallest health issue could become something so major that it can kill you. I may not have not died, but I know that “stomach Flu” I had was more than just that and I could have died. We as people need to stop being afraid of Doctors and hospitals. We always hear horror stories about how nurses don’t care about you and how people die when it’s not their time. I am proof that something that anyone can pass off as just a mild cold could be something that is deadly to you
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