3/22/2011

ایک اور کہانی۔۔

میری لڑکی سکول میں کچھ لکھنے کی اسائنمنٹ کرے تو میرے لیے ایک ایکسٹرا کاپی پرنٹ کرتی ہے کہ مجھے ان کا لکھا پڑھنے میں مزہ آتا ہے۔ گو کہ جماعت کی مشق میں پرومپٹس اور سٹائل کی گائیڈلاینز کا بہت ہاتھ ہوتا ہے اور مجھے اورجنلیٹی جانچنے میں مشکل ہوتی ہے لیکن پھر بھی لطف آتا ہے۔ آج کی کہانی نے چونکا دیا۔



Help

It was 5: 30 pm. I was watching tv.
I watched...
I laughed...
I stopped

"cough.. cough.. cough.."
"cough.."
I ran to my mom. I knew she would be alright, but I was worried.
I ran..
I told..

My mom and dad came. They tried. But it was too late. She already swallowed something. They called the doctor... told them every thing. They went to the after-hour help right away.


It was my little sister. She seemed alright. But I didn't think she was.. She acted like she was alright. But my throat was really dry.


I felt bad inside. I knew she was my responsibility. Shouldn't i have kept an eye on her? She was only 3 years old. I was worried even more, when we got there.

I watched..
I observed..


There was something fishy. She swallowed something but was acting like nothing ever happened. It was raining so we ran inside. We were not sure which floor to go in after-hour.. Its been a year we came to that building. so we tried all..
floor 1..no
2.. no

why we always forget to read the signs.
 it was 4


We came out of the elevator and went to the waiting lounge.

We waited.. and waited..


Finally the doctor started with the usual checkup. Then he had to take and x ray. My dad told us, me and my brother, to wait right there in lounge. My mom was reading a magazine.. I knew she was worried inside.. she was not smiling or talking. I was worried too.


we waited. and waited..


I read a few books. and waited some more.

"Was she alright?"
"What was taking so long."
then what seem like ages. my dad came out..
"Finally" i said under my breath. 
"What is it.. what happened?"


We saw the x-ray back in doctor's office on the computer... "a ray on the doom's day" i called it in my heart.. the piece of gold chain.. it was not in throat or in the pipe under it.. it was in stomach.
Doctor and my mom and dad conferenced.


Talk, talk, talk...


Doctor said she will be OK. We have to give her some liquids. And may be some medicine. But mostly she was alright. I was relieved.

We came back home. It was time for bed. Before bed i said to myself.. "It could be worse..  I am glad its not. I m glad its over." I let go of all the worries and slept.


the end.

یہ شائد دو ماہ قبل چھوٹی کی ایک شام کا ایڈوینچر تھا جو بہن کی مالا سے کھیلتے کھیلتے اسے نگلنے کا تھا۔۔ جس کا نتیجہ اس شام دو گھنٹے کا ایمرجنسی وزٹ تھا۔۔ دو دن کی انتہائی نگہداشت و نگرانی بھی۔ اور ہاں یہ تحریر بھی۔  اتنی مکمل تحریر کی مجھے امید نہیں تھی۔

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  1. چھوٹے بچوں پر ہر وقت پوری نظر رکھنا ممکن ہی نہیں ہوتا۔ بس اللہ ہی ان کی حفاظت کرتا ہے۔

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