Give me the phone at the traffic signal
Why don’t you skip the signals ?
I am not driving the ambulance , I am merely giving him the directions to reach the house. If I get stopped by traffic police I will be delayed further.
Oh… Mam , are you sure it is a heart attack ?
Yes. She said he was drenched in sweat and said it was an attack. I had explained her the symptoms , no crying wolf I had told her. He will be accurate.
Here , take the phone.
Yes, go to that medical shop and ask for Mr. S , he knows the house , he will take you.
Listen , if there is no ambulance when we reach the hospital , we have to drive to the house. So I will park here.
They are here , emergency ECG shows anterior wall infarct, total blockade. Mother’s hands shaking , I can not sign … I will sign… angioplasty .
30 minutes later ….. he wants to see her.
Mom , your husband wants to see you …. Mom cries….
Mam , you never cried…
Why ? I was not going to let him go…. not now …. never ….First hour after attack is the golden hour….
Mom smiled. You would crawl as a baby holding his leg when he left for work . He had to avoid you… there was no other way of going…….
No way ….. I whispered…..
I can leave …. He can not.