Chapter 134: Birth
Translator: Noodletown Translated Editor: Noodletown Translated
After a couple of seconds, the receptionist put down the phone and said apologetically, “I’ve called the office line, but no one picked up. Perhaps they’re in surgery.”
“Okay, thank you,” Qin Chu thanked the nurse politely and went straight to the OB/GYN Emergency Room on the fourth floor.
Qin Chu wore a pair of casual dress pants with a custom-made dark navy dress shirt. In his hand was a bag of take-out.
He was contemplating how he should coax Huo Mian, but he realized that the door to the OB/GYN office was wide open, with no one inside.
Huo Mian probably went to check on patients if she’s not in the office at this hour.
Qin Chu thought to himself as he lit a cigarette and leaned against a wall in the hallway as he waited.
It was late at night with barely anyone at the hospital, so no one would have a problem with him smoking.
Inside the OR, Huo Mian skillfully took the baby out and snipped its umbilical cord. Then, she finally let out a sigh of relief.
“Yue, weigh the newborn, show the baby to the father, and then take it to the newborn clinic.”
“Okay, is it a boy or girl?” Huang Yue was very excited when she heard the newborn cry.
“She’s a baby girl.”
“Girls are good. They are like their mothers’ little warm blankets. This mother is very lucky,” said Huang Yue as she took the newborn. She cleaned up the baby and put her on an electronic scale for weighing.
“52 centimeters in height, and 9.4 pounds,” Huang Yue said happily.
“9.4 pounds is not a small baby.” Huo Mian smiled as she wiped the beads of sweat off her forehead.
“Yeah, she’s a big baby who was in the breech position! No wonder her mother couldn’t go through natural labor,” Huang Yue muttered.
“Mian, I’m taking the baby out now, are you okay by yourself in here?”
“I’m fine, you can go.” Huo Mian began carefully sewing up the patient’s wound. She was fast and accurate and finished within twenty minutes.
After the surgery, Huo Mian looked at the patient’s vitals. She let out a sigh of relief when all her stats pointed towards normalcy.
She then walked out of the OR in hopes of finding the patient’s husband to help her push the patient into the recovery room.
But the hallway was empty, without a soul in sight…
“Mian, are you done? How’s the patient?” Huang Yue walked over.
“Don’t worry, everything’s fine. Where’s the patient’s family?”
“Oh, him. He left in anger as soon as I told him the baby was a girl.”
“He left? How can he leave?” Huo Mian asked in disbelief. His wife just gave birth. She’s still in the OR, and he left?
“Did he pay before he left?” Huang Yue asked fearfully.
Last year, around this time, it was said that a patient’s family left without paying. So, the patient secretly ran away as well. In the end, the ten-thousand-yuan surgical fee was split between the nurses and doctors. This caused quite a bit of trauma to the health care providers. So, the OB/GYN department’s chief, Chief Wang, made a decision that patients’ families had to pay before an operation, regardless of how serious the situation was. Or else, the hospital would not perform the surgery.
“Yes, I saw his deposit slit before operating on his wife.” Huo Mian was smart, so she wouldn’t have allowed a loophole like that to happen.
Huang Yue let out a sigh of relief as soon as she heard that the fees had been paid.
“So what do we do now?” Clueless, Huang Yue looked at Huo Mian.
“Let’s take the patient to her room, be careful of her wound.”
It took a lot of effort for Huang Yue and Huo Mian to carry the patient off the surgical bed.
They then pushed her into the ICU for a 24-hour-period of monitoring. After everything was done, Huo Mian returned to the clinic feeling extremely tired.
From afar, she saw a familiar shadow leaning against the wall in front of the clinic. It was a man whose side view made you forget how to breathe.
“Who is that? He’s so hot!” Huang Yue mumbled.
At the same time, Qin Chu heard footsteps. The aloofness in his eyes became tender the moment he saw Huo Mian.