After a while, Dr. Chen walked in. He was wearing a mask and protective goggles, and he was putting a pair of medical latex gloves on his hands. He glanced at Xiao Liu, who was spraying disinfectant all over his body at the door, and emphasised again, “Although it’s not as sterile as the surgery room and the requirements are not as high, you still have to try your best to reduce Ou Renjin’s contact with bacteria, and everything you use for him must be disinfected first.”
“I remember, I remember, the nurse repeated it many times yesterday.” After Xiao Liu disinfected himself, he cautiously entered the ward and chose a far corner to stand.
Only then did Dr. Chen check the data on the equipment, and then asked a few common questions about the patient’s state after the operation. Ou Renjin’s voice was a bit hoarse and he didn’t have the strength to speak. He simply replied in a few words, and nodded and shook his head to answer the rest of the questions.
Dr. Chen straightened up, his expression quite relaxed, “There is no big problem.” He turned to Xiao Liu, “It’s important for you to pay more attention to him. He can’t eat or drink water yet. You can wipe his lips with a cotton swab dipped in water every once in a while.”
“Okay.” Xiao Liu nodded obediently.
“You rest, and I’ll go out first.” After saying hello to Ou Renjin, Dr. Chen walked out of the ward and closed the door, his whole body instantly relaxing as he breathed a long sigh of relief.
God knows how nervous he was just now, how afraid he was to suddenly hear Ou Shaowen’s name from Ou Renjin’s mouth. He was not an actor, and he was not as calm as Guan Qijun. He might reveal something if he was asked.
Although he had rehearsed several times, he felt lucky that he didn’t have to deal with such a scene.
He sincerely hoped that Ou Renjin could get through these two first days without thinking of Ou Shaowen for the time being.
He didn’t know that in the ward, Xiao Liu, who didn’t know anything, had already mentioned the name carelessly.
“President Ou, haven’t you notified Brother Shaowen about your hospitalisation?”
Ou Renjin’s mind was still a little slow, and it took him a moment to react before he curled his lips and let out a soft “hmm”.
Finally, for once, notifying Ou Shaowen that he was at the hospital was not bad news. Finally, he didn’t have to see his pitiful wet eyes. This time he would smile at him happily and that silly idea of giving his heart would never be mentioned again.
“You can let him know now.” Ou Renjin paused, and finished the remaining half of the sentence laboriously, “It was too rushed before.”
“Hey, okay.” Xiao Liu took out his mobile phone, wiped it with disinfectant and sent Ou Shaowen a WeChat message.
“Ding…” The phone by Guan Qinjun’s side rang.
He picked it up and took a look. It was a message from Ou Renjin’s current assistant Liu Xiaojun. When he was Ou Renjin’s assistant before, Liu Xiaojun was still in the secretariat department and Guan Qijun was quite familiar with him.
“Brother Shaowen, President Ou is at the hospital, come and take a look. Don’t worry, it’s good news. President Ou just had a heart transplant and it was very successful.”
He watched the WeChat message silently for a while, and was about to put down the phone when the beeps came again in quick succession.
“Hehe, I was also surprised when I just heard the news. It seems that a suitable heart just happened to be available, so the operation started in a hurry.”
“He didn’t mean not to notify you, don’t be angry with President Ou.”
“I’m taking care of him here, so you don’t have to worry too much. Finish what you’re doing and pay attention to safety on the road.”
Guan Qijun frowned, switched off the phone and threw it aside, rubbed his forehead for a while, and glanced in the direction of the intensive care unit.
In the ICU, Professor Patel looked at the scene in front of him in amazement, while his assistant Eric was taking notes next to him.
He performed this artificial heart extracorporeal connection operation for a full nine hours, asking people to go out and confirm with Guan Qijun countless times whether he really wanted to reserve space for the heart to grow. If it was just to put an artificial heart into the patient’s chest, it was not a complicated operation for him, but to place an artificial heart outside the body, you needed to add artificial blood vessels. The more external replacement equipment there was, the more it was impossible to guarantee that each part could really operate normally; whether it could guarantee blood circulation throughout the body was also unknown.
So at this moment, he looked at the dense artificial blood vessels spreading from Ou Shaowen’s body as if he was looking at a precious work of art.
“It’s amazing, his physical characteristics have returned to the level of a normal person so quickly.”
The risk of infection with an extracorporeal artificial heart plus extracorporeal artificial blood vessels was too high, and any way you looked at it, you would feel that there were quite a lot of drawbacks. If the patient was just an ordinary person who recovered from his wounds a little faster than normal, he might lose his life at any time.
“Even if later he really grows a heart, we still need to reconnect these blood vessels one by one for him. Is this really possible?” Professor Patel shook his head, obviously not having much confidence.
“I don’t know.” Eric dutifully recorded the experimental data, “These are all their own requirements.”
“Oh,“ Professor Patel sighed, “This will definitely be the greatest and most ridiculous operation I have ever done in my life.”
When they came out of the intensive care unit, Guan Qijun had been waiting outside the door for a long time.
“How is he doing?”
Eric shrugged, “If there are no postoperative infections and other related postoperative complications, it should be no problem to keep him alive for two months. Provided, of course, that what you say about the miracle is true.”
Guan Qijun nodded slightly, and said expressionlessly: “I believe he won’t make fun of this kind of thing. I have to ask you to take care of him in the next two months.”
“This was originally my job.” Eric glanced at the clock on the wall, “Is there any fast food? The kind that can be eaten in ten minutes, I need to go back to the ICU as soon as possible.”
“Yes, I just sent a message three minutes ago, it should be delivered right away.” After speaking, Guan Qijun turned his head to invite Professor Patel to dinner.
Instead, Professor Patel waved his hand and said goodbye: “It’s time for me to go back after the operation. I hope I can receive your call again in two months and come over for the second operation.”
Guan Qijun thanked him very formally and personally escorted him to the hospital gate.
As Professor Patel’s car gradually drove away, Ou Shaowen’s mobile phone rang again in his pocket.
He took out the mobile phone and glanced at the name of the caller. It was still Liu Xiaojun. He squeezed the phone in silence for a while, took a deep breath, and picked up the phone.
“Brother Shaowen, have you seen the WeChat messages I sent you? Are you busy, when will today’s job end?”
“Liu Xiaojun,“ Guan Qijun interrupted him, “I am Guan Qijun.”
Xiao Liu was taken aback for a moment, and let out a surprised “Ah”.
“Are you in Ou Renjin’s ward now? Is he awake?”
“President Ou is asleep, and I came out to make a call.” Xiao Liu’s imagination was filled with dog blood novel plots in a moment. There had been gossip for a while after Guan Qijun resigned. At that time, everyone was saying that he was persuaded by President Ou to leave because he offended Ou Shaowen. So was he now going to retaliate against Brother Shaowen?
“Where’s Ou Shaowen? Why is his phone with you? Let him answer the phone.”
“I’m on the 9th floor of the hospital. Come up for a while, I have something to tell you.”
It took a long time for Xiao Liu to return to Ou Renjin’s ward. At this time, Ou Renjin was already awake. As soon as he turned his head and glanced at Xiao Liu, Xiao Liu panicked and raised the mobile phone in his hand, chuckling twice, “Haha, I just finished talking to Shaowen on the phone. He… he is very anxious. He wanted to come over right away, but he still had work to do. He had an appointment to shoot an advertisement before… After all, he’s still a newcomer and he can’t let down the director, and the advertising shooting venue is quite far away, almost out of the province. After the advertisement is finished, there is also a magazine shoot that was scheduled before. He has already cancelled all the ones that could be cancelled, but might still be delayed for half a week. I think he was crying in worry, so I comforted him for a while.”
Ou Renjin didn’t have much strength in his body and his wound hurt. He just nodded when he heard the words, but didn’t say anything.
Xiao Liu was even more frightened by his silence, and called softly: “President Ou?”
“Hmm.” He finally made a little nasal sound and said faintly, “It’s okay, I see.”
It didn’t sound like he was upset either, and the most important thing was that he didn’t ask any more questions. God knows how scared Xiao Liu was just now that Ou Renjin would tell him to give him his mobile phone to call himself.
He sat down on the sofa, turned his body sideways, found an angle that would not allow President Ou to see his expression and instantly got lost in thought, sitting in a daze. Some moisture appeared in his eyes, but he gritted his teeth, and finally held back the tears.
He still couldn’t believe that Ou Shaowen would suddenly have a car accident. Obviously, he saw his interview when he was swiping Weibo a few days ago, and he was so handsome with his deep eyebrows. Obviously, his body was so good and his athletic ability was so strong. He jumped up and down in variety shows, almost flying over the walls without any minor injuries.
President Ou just had great news to share with him. How could it be at such a time?
What should he do now? President Ou was still in bed and couldn’t move. But in a few days, he would definitely call Ou Shaowen in person. How long could he hide it from him?
Even if he had felt that President Ou was a heartless prodigal son before, this time anyone who had eyes could see his true feelings for Ou Shaowen. He could guarantee that Ou Renjin would not break up now as easily and indifferently as with his exes. What’s more, this was not a break-up… the pain would be a hundred times more intense than from a break-up.
When he was taking care of President Ou in the next two days, his whole body seemed to tremble a little. When Ou Renjin looked at him with puzzled eyes, he would instantly become nervous.
On the fourth day after the surgery, after a simple physical examination, the main doctor suggested that Ou Renjin could try to sit on the bed. If he could manage it, he could try to stand by the bed then.
Before that, he had already been asked to do some simple movements on the bed. Whenever Ou Renjin gently raised his hand to move his arm and stretched his hand to the side, Xiao Liu always felt that he was going to ask him for his mobile phone.
After the doctor went out, he went to spray the disinfectant again, and then went to the bedside to help Ou Renjin sit up.
Ou Renjin sat up steadily and raised his eyes, “Has Ou Shaowen been in touch with you in the past two days?”
“Yes,” Xiao Liu stiffened and took out his mobile phone to show him. “He also sent me a WeChat message in the morning to ask about your physical condition.”
“Give me my phone.” Ou Renjin stretched out his hand at him. This time he really asked him for his mobile phone.