It is known to everybody that we should not touch anything, especially equipment involving power sockets when we are visiting someone in the hospital. Turning off a medical device connected to a patient may surely put that person’s life at risk, which can also lead to death.
Clueless or Selfless?
However, for a 26-year-old woman named Ally Louia, she did the exact opposite. When she visited her grandfather, who was in the hospital for several days already, she caused something that is truly unexacting and devastating, too.
Ally’s grandfather is suffering from lung cancer. When they visited him in the hospital, everyone thought everything will be normal. However, when the nurse and their other family members were not around, she thought that it is a good idea to disconnect the life support connected to her grandfather because she needed to charge her phone.
Needs to Charge Her Phone
In her defense, Ally said:
My phone was at 1%, which can be described as a critical situation. Besides, my mother asked me to text her how my grandpa was doing right after getting to the hospital, so I had to do it.
However, she did not send a message to her mother, but rather took photos of her grandfather and uploaded them on Instagram.
No way, I just did it to prove them that he was okay. And yes, it’s true that he was turning blue, but I thought that that was an Instagram filter.
While enjoying her life, the old man is already suffering from lack of oxygen. The woman complained that no one warned her.
People could have also warned me, instead of just tapping ‘Like’.
Luckily, the old man managed to reach for the control and notified the infirmary. Doctors and nurses came rushing in, just in time to help him.
They freaked out when they realized that the respirator was turned off. I asked them if there was another socket in the room but they didn’t answer. I think it’s unfair that there was only one socket.
Ally’s foolish action angered not only her entire family but a lot of Netizens. However, it seems that she did not really understand the whole situation.
I understand your anger and I share it. But we gotta look for solutions. We either buy one of those external batteries for my phone or we buy another one.
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