**This happened long back. My mother is totally fine now**
We had gone out on a two day trip and came back on a saturday. We were (me and my mother) fine till saturday evening , later that day we both had mild stomach ache and then diarrhea started. We took some medicines and had a light dinner and slept off. While I was OK the next morning , my mother was not. She started vomitting. Water/milk/curd nothing helped.Everything came out even before reaching her stomach. And the diarrhea didnot stop. It was getting worse. My mother is very stubborn , she always tries some hom remedies first before going to hospital. She was doing the same that day.
Since her stomach was empty, I tried to give her some plain curd rice. One spoon she had and again vomitting continued. She was totally exhausted, dehydrated and because of this continuous vomitting her throat and stomach started hurting. It was very painful to watch her. She had no strength to sit straight, literally was rolling on the floor. It was high time to see a doctor. I called my uncle for help.
Me: Mama, Amma is not well (something blocked my throat, i could not talk)
Mama, What happened da? serious problem? Shall I come?
Mama: I will be there in 30 minutes, can you manage till then?
My ‘answers’ clearly told him how serious the situation was.
I could not see her suffering in pain, I decided to take her to the hospital by myself and ask mama to come there directly. Asked my mother to sit in the hall for 10 minutes so that I can go and catch an auto from main road.
I quickly changed to some jeans tshirt, ran to the main road. Looked both sides no sign of any auto. Something was still blocking my throat. Finally one auto wala came, I stopped him and asked him to come to xyz hospital nearby. He simply refused and left.
I was not sure whether I was angry or sad.There were too many thoughts on my mind…what are these autos for , why arent they helping during emergency.When people ask for a ride to a hospital, that means its an emargency only na, why dont they understand… and many other things/questions on mind.
There was no sign of any auto.The tears which were blocking my throat till then had reached my eyes.My subconscious mind kept telling me “Don’t cry, it will be fine, you will get an auto. She will be fine soon. Wait for some more time. Don’t cry. You can handle this” . I didnot blink , held my tears in my eyes thinking my eyes would just absorb it back. I thought of running to other connecting roads to search for an auto . But my mother was alone at home .Few minutes later one more auto came that way, I asked him and he agreed. I ran back to my house, slowly we got into it and reached the hospital.
I thanked the auto driver thrice while he was handing over the change to me and a million times after he left !