Tuesday, 9 November 2010

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The doctor closed his eyes briefly and looked at his virtual data pad and clock, his conversation with Miss Williams had been recorded there as well as his mental notes on her condition.  He quickly sent them to the hospitals computer and along with a request for a private room and a psychiatric evaluator.  “Very well Miss Williams I’ll admit you into the hospital and place you in a private room, if this help you claim that is coming does not arrive by 9:30am today we will have to begin tests, is that clear” he asked his patient and former teacher in a no nonsense tone.

“Don’t worry about me Peter, worry about them getting here.  If they are that late I may as well be dead” she told him harshly.  The doctor looked at her shocked at the harshness in her voice, never had he heard her speak like that before.  He remembered her as the stern and firm but polite teacher, who had made learning fun when he was in school.  Had she really flipped out as he had thought or was there something he was missing here.  Musing over the problem his pager quietly informed him that his patient had been admitted as of 8:20am room 15c had been booked for her, it also informed him that there had been two inquiries about the  patient, one from her hovercar and the other from the Governor’s office.  The Governor’s office had asked that they be informed  about the patient’s health and any changes to it.  The information that the Governor was interested in Miss Williams came as a big surprise, she certainly had friends in high places.

“Miss Williams, I have room booked here for you, we’ll take you there until those people turn up.  The hospital has also received a call from the Governor’s office enquiring about you” he told her “Dear Eddie, I hope she’s not too worried, I’ll have to let her know how things are going to work out.  I just hope she won’t do any thing silly” was the whimsical reply to the information that the colony Governor had expressed an interest in her case.  Dr Lord wondered just what was going on has far as he knew the Governor had never been a pupil at Westfield and had never visited it, yet here was Miss Williams speaking as if she where a favourite child.  If he remembered correctly the Governor was about the same age as Miss Williams, and there was something he'd learned at Westfield about the Governor but just what it was he could not remember, so how come Miss Williams was treating her like a child?  Breaking of from his musing he began to give his staff instruction’s.

“Nurse you Larry and Joe take Miss Williams to room 15c and make her comfortable there. When that has been done I’d like you to stay with her and send Larry and Joe back to the ready room, I have to see Mr Staines”  Once these instructions had been given the emergency staff began to carry them out.  “Peter, if your going to see Donald please give him my regards and tell him not to worry about me, he’ll get any instructions I think are needed at the right time” his patient called out to his as his staff were floating her stretcher out of the emergency room towards the wards.

The doctor was left turning the facts and probable treatments over in his mind shaking his head thinking that this old woman was confusing him, one minute she acts as if she was in need of a psychiatric evaluator and the other minute like the calm collected person she always had been.  Just what was going on, the hospital could take care of any medical problem, even those involving implants. 

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