The characters read: “Expectant deaf mother C-section operation: Anesthetist communication cartoons”
A male anesthetist at a Hunan hospital had the idea of drawing cartoon pictures to communicate with an expectant deaf mother before she underwent a caesarean surgery this past Monday, and his efforts have touched the hearts of thousands of web users.
The above cartoon reads: “Don’t be nervous!” “Stay still, do not move when you are being anesthetized.”
Tao Xiang, the anesthetist, was told by his colleague that the expectant mother was deaf and since he was unable to use sign language, he came up with the idea of drawing cartoon pictures on the paper to communicate with her, reported Tencent.
The top cartoon reads: “After receiving the anesthesia, lie on your back. If you don’t feel well, give me a hint.” The other says: “You may feel uncomfortable while we are taking the baby out. Take a deep breath during the caesarean and you’ll feel fine afterwards.”
Tao said that in the beginning, he used words to communicate with the woman, but later, he drew more and more pictures so as to let the pregnant woman learn the whole process of the surgery.
The top cartoon reads: “nausea, vomiting, palpitation, dizziness” and includes pictures depicting the symptoms. “Give me a hint right away!!! [if feeling these symptoms]” The bottom cartoon reads: “No pain, yes? Are you ok?”
Tao told reporters that he wanted his cartoons to help her feel safe and comfortable, and that her surgery went smoothly.
“I learned drawing when I was very young. When I have spare time, I draw whatever I want. I’ve drawn a lot,” Tao said.
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By Lucy Liu
[Images via Tencent]
[Video via ifeng]