Ufff! We were tired as hell.
TO THE HOSPITAL
As per the patient's wish we searched for Gastroenterologist in the hospital from Manipal to some others but not able to find the one as that was early morning. At last we decided to have the checkup with physician and went to the nearby hospital in Prithivichwok that was Charak Memorial Hospital. After ticketing formalities Sunil and Bikash entered to the checkup room.
Pressing few inches below the Diaphragm, Doctor asked, " Does it pain? "
" Not much ", Bikash replied.
Releasing his hands Doctor asked again, " Now? "
" Ooch! It hurt ", Bikash replied.
Doctor repeated the similar process for few more times in the surrounding stomach area and said, "Its appendicitis. Go and have CT Scan." That was a private hospital so the scan took very less time and the report supported the physical test done just before. When we asked the doctor about taking him to Kathmandu for the operation, he replied, " The appendix may(?) rapture within 1 or 2 hours as its badly swollen. "
We called his family and informed about the issue, despite some confusions for some time they allowed us to proceed further and said to send required money as soon as possible. We collected the money that was remaining after the trek and deposited it for the operation.
After taking the patient to the formalities of Operation Theatre (OT), the doctor said with us that they will perform 'Laparoscopic Appendectomy' that is operated through 3 small ( about half inch) openings while watching an enlarged image of the patient's internal organs on a television monitor and will take around 15 minutes. "Patient may leave in 2 nd or 3 rd day of the operation", he added.
After all procedures, he was taken to the OT. Meanwhile Prachesh left for Kathmandu alone due to some urgent work. Sunil watched the operation live in the monitor just outside of the OT, recording it in my phone at the same time. I watched it later. Few minutes after completing the operation, the doctor came back, he asked Sunil to bring some post operation medicines as we thanked him. We were happy that everything went well. After around 15 minutes he was taken to post operation ward, was not completely active but recognized me anyway.
Sigh! It was hard few hours.
That night, we slept in the hospital bringing the required bed stuffs from the hotel.
Due to strike called by terrorist natured political party the city was calm the next day. It was already a boring morning and had no other tasks except obeying the doctor and nurses. Bikash was still on the high care but doing fine. We were feeling absolutely dull and that continued for few more days. There was nothing interesting in the city too. Bikash got transferred to cabin after a day and started walking around. For us the cabin became the place to watch TV at least killing some tediousness.
It was so many days off from the office so we talked with the doctor regarding the discharge date but the doctor tried to linger us saying that the patient was still having medicine through injection, which won't be possible in home. We asked him to give the names of medicines and ensured to take them in the nearby hospital in Kathmandu; he later agreed to discharge a day after. Bikash himself talked with his uncle for the flight ticket to Kathmandu and it was set for ~11 AM of the next day.
BACK TO KATHMANDU
It was clear and beautiful morning. We were happy knowing that we will be riding back to Kathmandu on the same day after Bikash's flight.
After discharge procedure and during payment we realized that the hospital was 'five-star' on cost. Anyway, we were nearing to his flight time so without any delay we called a taxi and went directly to the Airport. He proceeded to boarding formalities and we came to the hotel, had bath swiftly, packed the bags and were ready for highway ride. Before riding we took the bike to workshop in the side of the hotel for usual checkup, everything was fine but while checking the bike tires we saw a nail roof in the back one - it was a nearly 2 inches long nail, they added a bottle of liquid along with some solid stuffs and made it ready after around half an hour.
We began to follow the Prithivi Highway towards the capital. Buses and trucks were zooming past at crazy speeds and that wasn't the surprise story. We were too hungry so after a bit more than an hour and passing Dumre, we stopped for lunch. We went to a restaurant below the road, that was among the trees and ordered the normal Nepali Dal-Bhat, which was fine. Shortly after, we were back on the highway. It was somehow difficult and stressful last leg of the ride after crossing Muglin, as the flow of vehicles increased. We kept on continuing having few breaks in roadside cafes just to remove the motorcycle monotony.
It was already dark when we reached Kathmandu and it felt like a different place after so many days.
This trek was the mix up of everything. We saw many new places, enjoyed the food, got new experiences, admired the beauty and overwhelmed with the closer view of the Himalayas. Walked in the rainfall, walked with the snowfall, and had unlimited fun till wherever we reached. We bore the pain that was never expected and learned to find joy and enjoyment in whatever happens.