Chapter 7: The scare
Anna wasn’t sure what she should say to Amy. Amy must be devastated that she had lost the baby. Amy is asleep now. Anna went to her by the bed and put her hand on Amy’s tummy. Anna was shocked. Amy’s tummy had movements. Anna was sure that Amy still had her baby. Anna went to the fridge. She has an after hospitalisation care card that has information on signs of relapse. Anna checked herself. She was sure Amy also had signs of mental disorder. She called the mental institution hotline. She was connected to a volunteer who advised her to get to the emergency ward of the mental institution with Amy. As Amy was fast asleep, she called for the ambulance. Amy had some savings from the eStore sales which come in handy now. Amy took the Doctor’s memo that state Amy had a miscarriage and Amy’s identification card. She waited for the ambulance to come anytime now.
The time showed five minutes past midnight. Anna wasn’t sure if she should call their Mom. Both Anna and Amy are estranged from their mom. Anna is waiting to see the Doctor. Amy was placed on the bed at the emergency ward. Anna decided it’s best to call their Mom to tell her what was going on. Anna’s name was called. She left Amy’s bedside and she went into the Doctor’s room.
Anna told the Doctor what was going on at home and that Amy almost got her to think differently and made her almost relapse. She told the Doctor what Amy had told her and showed the Doctor’s memo from the other hospital to the attending Doctor. The Doctor advises Anna to call their Mom or if they had other siblings. Anna decided to call their youngest sister. Calling her younger brother would mean endless squabbles over hospital bills. The Doctor also advises Anna to pace herself with the eStore and homework. The Doctor did say that she has signs of relapse but she was still doing alright and that she could still manage the symptoms. So the Doctor decided that Anna could go home to rest and she should come back if the symptom worsened. Amy on the other hand has to be admitted in the solitary ward as she was pregnant. Anna felt responsible for Amy. Anna thanked the Doctor and went to Amy’s side before proceeding to the administrative counter to admit Amy into the ward.
Anna called her youngest sister, Dawn. She told Dawn to come down to the Mental Hospital. Dawn reached the emergency ward almost an hour later. Anna invited Dawn to her home which is nearer to the hospital. As Anna was estranged from her family for two whole years, they had a lot to catch up on. Dawn had bought a flat of her own and brought Mom to live with her. Their only brother has gotten married and moved away with his in-laws. They actually moved to a nearby neighbourhood and they have been trying to locate Anna but they haven’t been able to until now. Dawn purposely held on to her mobile phone number hoping that either Anna or Amy would call her.
A week had passed since Amy’s admission. Anna and Dawn had been visiting Amy everyday and giving Amy encouragement. Dawn invited Anna and Amy to both live with her. Dawn assures them that regardless if she did get married later on in life, her priority would still be her sisters and Amy’s unborn child.
It turns out Amy made up a story in her mind as an escape. She was afraid that the biological father of her child would somehow turn up to claim her child. Amy did have a sperm donor which she had ordered from abroad and so her boyfriend wasn’t the one who bangs her up. Nick was keen on marrying Amy and she was afraid if they end up divorcing, she would lose her child.
Nick showed up at the hospital too and for a few days he had bumped into Anna and Dawn. Nick was a responsible man. He told them he was a reformed drug addict and that was in his teenage years. He has been working in the F&B industry for years. He is currently a Restaurant Manager. Nick was a former cook. He is planning to set up a food stall so that he could take care of Amy and her babies. Nick was sure the babies were his but he did not want to elaborate.
Nick went on to say he has been learning about Islam and he is a revert Muslim. He admits that he has made Amy stray and he plans to be a good man and Imam for Amy. Nick wanted an antenatal paternity test. Nick told Amy’s sisters that Amy was expecting twins. Anna also admits that she hasn’t been following Amy to the Doctor’s lately because Amy would not let her. She has been with Amy for the first three months when she went for Doctor’s visits. Nick assures Anna that he had been with Amy all this while.
A month soon passed. Amy has got her diagnosis. She was confirmed to have Schizoaffective Disorder. Anna was devastated. They did a test on Amy and it is true that Amy was expecting twins. Amy had a specimen put in her but it did not get her pregnant. She was already pregnant. Amy is already in her second trimester.
To be continued………….