The trip to the lab saved his life and changed it forever.
David Sigmond was busy and didn’t really want to waste his time heading to the lab. They had told him he had to come, so he had stopped working on his patient and made his way down the short hallway to the lab.
“Code blue emergency room, code blue emergency room, X-ray to ER stat,” came over the loudspeaker as he turned the corner and opened the door.
I really don’t need to be here, he thought as he said, “What did you need,” to the clerk. “I need to pick up the two units of O - Neg we ordered a few minutes ago.
“Do you still have the John Doe patient you admitted earlier today?”
“Yes of course, but he isn’t a John Doe anymore, his name is Saul,” he really needed to ask him what his last name was.
“The CDC has flagged something in his blood.”
“In his blood there is a trace of a chemical the CDC has flagged. You need to keep him in the ER.”
“What was the chemical? Did you call them?”
“Yes, I called them, they said to hold him till in the morning. The chemical is some form of Saran, a type of poison.”
“So we’re running a jail, now?”
“That’s just what they said, I had to notify the administrator of the hospital and she said to get some security guards to make sure he doesn’t leave, and if that doesn’t work then we need to call the cops. And by the way, she said you were responsible, seems he is your only patient. She’s sending in some nurses to help in the ER and the extra security should be here in a few minutes.”
“Serious business, guess I won’t get to go home early. Can I have the blood please; this guy is not going to want to stay here till in the morning.”
David grabbed the blood and hurried out the door. He heard gunshots and screams. The shots came from the Emergency Room. Although it would have been much easier just to turn and run the other way, his training kicked in and he started running for the ER.
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