Chapter 117: Thought He didn’t know what She was thinking? (2)
Chen Xiuqi said, “I asked the doctor a few days ago when you were in the hospital, your illness requires long-term care or you’ll have to suffer later. Second aunt is the best gynecologist in the capital. I already made plans with her to have her take a look at you.”
Su Yaya pouted and tugged at his sleeves. “I don’t like seeing the doctor, and I don’t like taking medicine.”
Chen Xiuqi coaxed her, “Good girl, you have to see a doctor when you’re sick. I’ll have my aunt take good care of you, then it won’t hurt so much in the future. Unless you want to live so painfully for the rest of your life and go on the news every time something happens?”
What happened the news was really embarrassing, but the pain was really unbearable at that time. She felt like she was going to die.
Su Yaya wanted to get better as well because the pain was really too much when it comes, but her heart was still tangled up with her fear of doctors and medicine.
“I’m scared of taking medicine.” She laid down in Chen Xiuqi’s arms. “I really am.”
Sometimes, she was scared of the bitterness of the medicine. She would rather take an injection over taking medicine, it was really too hard.
Chen Xiuqi laughed and coaxed her, “You’re so big but you’re just like a child.”
Su Yaya complained grievously, “You don’t understand at all, you’ve never had medicine as bitter as that.”
When she was young, she had a bad body and would easily get colds all the time during the changing of seasons, and they always lasted a long time. The medical technology at that time was also not as good as it was now, so whenever her dad brought her to the factory’s health worker, they would always give her some medicine to take home. Those pills were very bitter, and she couldn’t swallow a single one of them. So, her dad pulverized the pills into powder and made her swallow them with water. The powdered pills were even more bitter that it was practically a death sentence, eating medicine was like drinking poison. Even thinking about it now made her feel unpleasant, she just wanted to die!
Two years ago, her mother had gotten seriously ill. The doctor said it was cancer. The medical technology available in the small county was limited, so they had to take their mother to the city to see a doctor. They were only able to see the doctor after queueing for several days. After going to everyone to help with some connections, they were barely able to arrange a bed for her. She would work during the day, and every night, she would go and see her mother. She watched as her mother quickly lost weight and took handfuls of pills each day. All those pills looked so bitter, but if you wanted to live, you just had to put up with it.
But unfortunately, this was all for naught. In order to pay for her mother’s medical bills, they spent all their savings at home and borrowed all they could from the friends and family that could offer them anything. But in the end, they still weren’t able to save her. After her mother departed, she was riddled with debt and she had to live a frugal life to pay them off. Every day was tight until half a year ago when she had almost finished paying off her debts. Life finally began to look up again.
She had no way to talk about these things with Chen Xiuqi. She was worried that she would just spend all her money for nothing. After all that suffering, all those bitter pills, it was still useless in the end.
At this time, Chen Xiuqi wouldn’t take any refusals from her. He had to drag her to see his aunt no matter what. Finally, after much coaxing, he was finally able to get Su Yaya out the door.
“I’m not taking anything bitter,” Su Yaya emphasized when she got in the car.
Chen Xiuqi petted her head and said, amused, “Alright, I’ll tell my aunt not to prescribe you anything bitter.”
“There’s no medicine that isn’t bitter, you liar!” Su Yaya said.
Chen Xiuqi shook his head as he laughed. She had already said everything, so what more could he say? He really didn’t know how to handle her.