Saturday, November 23, 2013

Life goes on! ~ An emotional story with a Moral

Life goes on! ~ An emotional story with a Moral

Take a moment to read through this story, 
It will really make you think.

Even if you have read this before, it’s always worth reading again.

 A doctor entered the hospital in a hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery on a child. He had answered the call as quickly as he possible could, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block.

He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor.


On seeing him, the dad yelled: “Why have you taken all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have any sense of responsibility?”

The doctor smiled & said: “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital & I came as fast as I could after receiving the call, now please calm down so that I can do my work and not delay treatment to your son for any longer”

“Calm down?!, replied the father “What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son was dying now what would you do??”

The doctor smiled again & replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Book “From dust we came & to dust we return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go & intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace”

“Giving advice when we’re not involved is so easy” Murmured the father under his breath.

The surgery took some hours after which the doctor came out happy, “Thank goodness, your son is saved!” And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running and said to the father. “If you have any questions, ask the nurse!!”

“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I ask about my son’s state” Commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.

The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died last week in a road accident, he was at the funeral when we called him for your son’s surgery. Now that he saved your son’s life, he has left running to finish grieving for his own son.”

The father, in complete shock from her words, 
silently & thankfully, walked to his son.


MORAL : Never judge anyone….. because you never know how their life is and what they are going through.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad, but great story. If only people wouldn't judge so quickly!! That will never happen! I design artwork and one of my most favorite creations states "Don't judge! You never know what war that person is battling!"

Anonymous said...

So sad. I lost my son. And I feel they were slow to get to him. This is very sad.

Anonymous said...

It was great story ......and all people do judge and shouldn't .......

Anonymous said...

I agree with not judging a person. But when you see how a person is living from day to day, plus they are not even trying to get out of the "hole" they have put themselves in.....it's a diff story. Even with the help of seeing a psychiatrist, taking diff kinds of pain pills, depression meds and anxiety meds. PLUS, smoking pot every day. This person sleeps all day and stays up all night. So many people have tried to help her to no avail. She doesn't see anything wrong with her life, yet she complains all the time about having depression, anxiety etc.If you try to help her she excludes you from her life. I just feel pity for her.....She has no life...

Anonymous said...

these are exactly the people we are not to judge :) it's easy not to judge a person with a perfect life and no hardships.she has just not found the Happiness she needs at this time.

Anonymous said...

PEOPLE SHOULD NOT JUDGE ANYONE BECAUSE EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THIS WORLD HAS OR WILL EXPERIENCE SETBACKS

Anonymous said...

Amen to that!

Anonymous said...

that's so sad still have tears in my eyes

Anonymous said...

Very often, the people who are the sickest have no awareness of how sick they really are; this is called a lack of insight, or Anosognosia. There is a wonderful book written by Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D, and Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D., and Harold D. Foster, Ph.D. called: Niacin, The Real Story; Learn about the Wonderful Healing Properties of Niacin. copyright 2012 $15.00 at bookstores or online. Using Niacin for arthritis, children's learning and behavioral disorders, mental illness, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions. Niacin can help depression!! I highly recommend this book to you and to anyone who has a loved one or a friend who is suffering from Schizophrenia, depression, etc. Niacin, or nicotinic acid, also known as Vit B-3, in large doses can really help!! B-3 also lowers cholesterol!! Dr. Hoffer recommends using the " immediate release" form of Nicotinic acid, instead of the "no flush" or "slow release", "time release" or "extended release" forms. Just plain nicotinic acid is the most effective, the least expensive, does not harm your liver, and you can take larger doses without feeling nauseated. But, everything is explained in his book! Dr. Hoffer also recommends taking vitamin C in the same amount, and at the same time as the niacin. Dr. Hoffer did amazing research using large doses of niacin to successfully treat patients with schizophrenia and other illnesses.

Anonymous said...

lmfao, what does any of that have to do with the context of this conversation? Try to sound smart elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

My Mum always said, "Every family has a Bible that no one can read". We sure don't know whatever circumstances someone else is going through or been through.

Anonymous said...

Are you judging? The person was only offering help, you don't have to accept her/his help.

Anonymous said...

Who cares if someone gets off topic? Its one human trying to help another. Thanks for the info on the niacin,vitamin c & the books. Maybe the critic should try some! !!

Anonymous said...

so true. none of us know what the otgher is going thru

doreeweller said...

Great story. I hadn't heard it before, but it's so true. We never know another person's circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that share,and for the Niacin info.Grace had you not shared, in response to the Original Story, about the need for your friend's, we would have never gotten,that blessing to pass on.
Wow,didnt take long for some too start an MISSUNDERSTANDING WAR,@ i just walked in the room.
Go Volunteer., Feed the Soul Cafe

Anonymous said...

no one should judge anybody you don't know what they are going through

Anonymous said...

So, So SAD! My Son was stab by 5men at a party, his friends put him in the back of a pickup truck & took him to the Hospital Emergency room they would not take him because there wasn't an adult with them, they carried him back to the truck and went looking 4 me I had just moved from where we lived & no one knew our new address yet! When they couldn't find me & after driving all over from one town to another, they took him back & left him outside the Emergency Doors. When the Hospital rush out to receive an Ambulance that was just arriving, they saw my son slumped over all full of blood & they put him on a stretcher & took him in. By then he had lost so much blood that they couldnt save him! This happen in April 27 1991. He was only 15. Years old. If the Hospital receptiones had taken the time to really look at him instead of asking for an adult my son would probably be alive today .My point is , sometimes they are so busy that they don't really take the time to help the people that come in with a real EMERGENCY!
A HURTING & CRYING MOM WHO IS STILL GRIEVING OVER THE LOSS OF HER SON "CASPER"

linda said...

I agree no one should judge any one whether they know them or not..! For people that think they know what someone is going thru & say the person has been offered help & locked them out for doing so afterwards does not mean that person still did not need help..! It just means they were not the right person to be able to help them..! Sort of like if you needed an Orthopedic dr. but a Cardiologist offered to help you..? You wouldn't let the Cardio dr. he can't do the work of an Ortho. dr. would you ..?

Anonymous said...

The doctor saved the father's son, but he was at his son's funeral. Now that's a good doctor for leaving his son's funeral service just to go save someone else's child. The father shouldn't have judged so fast.

Lee Celina said...

So sad story..

chorsie Ross said...

Yes,it's a sad story,but he was also a great Dr.too.To do what he did to save another life.that's so awesome.

George B. said...

This is a very good example for everybody, be it a Doctor or any profession need to emulate. And to always remember to do unto others what they want others to do unto you. The Doctor has demonstrated something that everyone has to think about. He did not demand money but he provided the needed services. God will always bless him.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks to "Anonymous" who kindly gave the information about the benefits of Niacin and mental health. Although it is not directly related to the exact topic I know for a fact that each and every one of you has a friend or relative affected by mental illness. Instead of treating it pharmaceutically, it can be treated with alternative. Also lack of vitamin D contributes to mental illness, breast cancer, etc. Also want to acknowledge Casper's Mom. I am so sorry for your loss of your son, it is a very cruel act to deprive a person of medical treatment, it doesn't matter how long it has been, losing a child is the worst loss of all. I recently lost my own son who was denied a heart transplant and I understand your grief. Peace be with you.

Anonymous said...

How many of us could do this???? Makes you stop and think.

Anonymous said...

I lost my little boy almost 32 years ago,I know this feeling

Anonymous said...

Sad, and it does make you think

Anonymous said...

I lost my s ok n and I know how the doctor was feeling. so let us stop judging

Anonymous said...

Amen.....Sorry to ear about your son..... I went thru a same experience....

Anonymous said...

Hmm, interesting. So this woman you're complaining about is at fault for her mental illness/mental health issues? Methinks that since you lead off blaming her for her problems, that perhaps your idea of "help" is nothing more than criticism--just like you're doing here. And since she's still complaining about issues for which she is being treated medicinally, then obviously those medications are NOT working and she needs something else; there's a reason there are sooooo many of those medications in existence and it can sometimes take a long time to find the correct ones. Or perhaps, they've exhausted all possibilities and she's stuck with under/incorrectly treated mental health issues. Not her fault!

And since you said she's also on pain meds, then apparently there are other medical issues too, so perhaps it's not that she doesn't WANT a different life, but that she CAN'T have one, hmmm? Then again, you said she sees nothing wrong with her life, so who are YOU to criticize it, let alone to strangers on the internet, and at a place where it's not all that warranted? Odd!

I must ask, as a lifelong insomniac, whose business is it what her sleep cycle is? Again, you said she sees nothing wrong with her life, so why do YOU? Plus, I think you threw in the smoking pot every day bit to further your argument, but if she's on pain medication, I seriously doubt she is smoking pot AT ALL, let alone every single day. Doctors these days usually check urine every month, or do it often and random enough to scare one away from any illegal drugs.

This is exactly the type of person you shouldn't be judging, especially since there appears to be quite a few complications in her life--despite your desire to simplify the issues--and from the clues you've left, I think the type of "help" the people she's excluding from her life are giving her is of the criticizing kind and not actual tangible, objective help. If so, it's clearly no surprise she's excluding these people from her already difficult life that consists of under/incorrectly treated mental illness, among other medical issues. The last thing she needs is for loved ones to criticize her over it, when she can't help it if the doctors aren't listening to her or helping her appropriately or are unwilling or unable to help her further, especially if she has no other options for health care but the one she has now. continued...

Anonymous said...

continued from previous statement:

Sometimes, people need a little help pulling up their bootstraps, which can even just be simple encouragement, but once on, can get up and go on their own. The problem is, nowadays--seemingly more than ever--people just want to criticize rather than actually inconvenience themselves and their lives and actually offer legitimate and appropriate help, since it makes them feel better about themselves and their lives. Perhaps you should be turning that criticism around onto yourself; you could use as much of it, if not more, than your "friend."

If you care about this person, perhaps you should ask what help she actually needs, rather than helping her the way you think she needs it. That might very well make the difference in her life, or maybe it's just something that helps her get through her day or makes her life a little easier: driving her to the doctor/store/etc., or maybe cleaning up her house a little bit or doing some shopping for her, etc. If mental health issues are her problem, the way you approach and treat her can improve or worsen her life; it's your choice which route you want to go, but it's not looking good so far. Perhaps it's time to change that and to show her that someone cares. Maybe just telling her that can make a difference, so start there. That is, of course, if you can find the empathy/compassion and time--which is funny, because you have plenty of time to criticize her to strangers on the internet. Just imagine if you invested that time into actually making a difference in her life, even if it's just showing a little compassion.

Anonymous said...

Another thing: maybe you could complain if she wasn't doing anything about the problems for which she's complaining, but the fact that she sees physicians and is on multiple medications for those problems is PROOF that she is TRYING to improve her health, which is what you said she complains about, not her life--it appears that it is YOU that doesn't like her life, but you don't have to, it's not YOUR life.

So the fact that she is clearly doing what she can to get appropriate help and is not getting it should make you think twice before you criticize her. since it shows that she is interested in fixing it. Not to mention that sometimes those very same mental health issues can make it very difficult for a patient to even go to the doctor about them, in the first place, so kudos to her for being able to! I'm absolutely baffled and even a bit sickened that you're acting like she's doing nothing and then criticizing her to strangers about it, when she IS doing something, and something big, by seeing the appropriate medical professionals and trying multiple medications (which clearly are not working which should make you feel compassion for her; that you don't says a lot about YOU, trust me).

All you've accomplished here is to make yourself look like a fool in the process of criticizing her, and made a stranger have more empathy for your "loved one" than you likely ever could. Truly sad and pathetic!

Here's to you becoming a better, more empathetic and compassionate person as you hopefully GROW through life, rather than just GO through it. It sounds like you've done too much of the latter and not enough of the former. While at it, learn a little logic too. Have a nice day. :o)

Lea Perrin said...

There YOU go - Judging this persons life. Here's to YOU becoming a better person. YOU have no idea what war someone else is fighting.

Anonymous said...

I think the question should be "how many of us "would" do this", not "could".

Anonymous said...

What do you think about people who just don't want to get up off their lazy butts and try to improve their lives these people don't have anything holding them back other than their selves.

Anonymous said...

such is life. none of us is on this planet alone and none of us gets out of life alive