“How many days the nurse don dey treat you?” I tried to keep my cool.
OK, i admit, part of my anger was the fact that an unschooled auxillary nurse’s judgment was preferred over mine.
“Today make am 3 days when I start treatment. She say I do take injection for 10 days”
“Ok o”. I replied and hung up. There was no point forcing my will on him. Time will tell.
2 weeks later Mr Jo came back to the Pharmacy. I almost did not recognize him.
“Aunty Pharmacy, I no well o. This tin never leave me” he said as he rolled up his sleeve. “The tin dey pain me well well. I no fit sleep for night. You no see say I don dry like Bonga fish? I dey purge too much”
This time I came out clean. Now I was almost sure.
“You need to go General Hospital go do dat test whey I say make you go do. I dey suspect say d tin whey dey do you na HIV. But na test go tell us if na him dey worry you”
“Oya, I don ready. Abeg write another paper for me. The other one don lost, no vex”
I scribbled another referral.
To be Continued