Chapter 369 A Slim Chance of Survival
Lu Fei cleared his throat and said, “Here’s the deal. The injury is very serious. The dagger has pierced his chest. The worst thing is that it is close to his heart and has even injured some peripheral tissue of his heart. In this case, it’s a miracle that he didn’t die on the spot.
The operation must be carried out immediately to remove the dagger. Otherwise, he will only live 2 to 3 hours.”
Upon hearing that Feng Zixiong’s injury was so serious, Nalan Wuxia said anxiously, “Doctor, no matter how much we have to pay, you must please save my colleague.”
Lu Fei said, “We will try our best to have the operation immediately, but you should be prepared mentally. This operation is very risky.”
Then, another uniformed policeman crossed through the crowd and asked nervously, “What about the risks he will face?”
He was Feng Ziying, Feng Zixiong’s brother. He had heard that his brother had been injured and had just arrived there.
Lu Fei paused and said, “The rate of success is less than 5%.”
Upon hearing this, Feng Ziying immediately exclaimed agitatedly, “What? Less than 5%? What’s the difference between this and death?”
Wang Jianfeng and Nalan Wuxia’s faces were also very cold. A 5% rate of success meant that Feng Zixiong had a great chance of dying in the operating room. There was not much to say. He was basically already dead.
The corridor was silent. Some policemen even shed tears for their colleague.
Lu Fei said, “There’s no way. He is in a very bad condition. This is all we can do.”
Feng Ziying slowly closed his eyes as his face turned pale and he teared up. This was his brother. He could not accept this fact.
Wang Jianfeng patted him on the shoulder and comforted him by saying, “Don’t be so disappointed. There is still a chance of survival.”
There was a slim chance of survival for Feng Zixiong. It was really hopeless.
However, Feng Ziying also knew very well that there was still a chance if he had the surgery. Without the surgery, a few hours later, his brother would die. He didn’t have a choice.
After trying to calm down for a while, he said in a trembling voice, “Doctor Lu, please make sure that you will save my brother.”
“As a doctor, I will try my best.” Lu Fei nodded and said, “Since you have no objections, I will arrange the operation immediately.”
“Wait a moment.”
Suddenly, a voice came from the side.
Everyone turned around and saw a young doctor in his 30s. Nalan Wuxia’s expression changed a little. When she saw this man, her mood suddenly became stable. Maybe this man could work a miracle.
While looking at Lu Fei, Qin Haodong said, “I want to ask why the risk of the surgery is so great.”
Lu Fei glanced at Qin Haodong. Although he was wearing a white coat, he didn’t know the man. He thought Qin Haodong was a family member of the injured policeman. Thus, he said patiently, “The injury is close to the heart, so the risk of the surgery is great.”
Qin Haodong said, “If I had a way to protect his heart, would the chance of success increase greatly?”
Lu Fei said, “In theory, if we could protect the heart and ensure normal beating during the operation, the success rate of the operation could be more than 90%. However, this is only a theoretical guess. It is not possible.”
“Well, I have a way to protect his heart. Give me one hour.”
When Qin Haodong said this, everyone was shocked except for Nalan Wuxia, who knew his identity.
Feng Ziying strode over to him, took his hand, and said in a trembling voice, “Doctor, do you really have a way to save my brother?”
“Don’t worry, I can do it!”
Qin Haodong spoke confidently. He was well aware that he needed to be confident this time, or no one would believe in him.
Lu Fei looked at him doubtfully and said, “I want to know what you can do to protect his heart.”
Qin Haodong said, “I’d like to introduce myself to you. My name is Tang Feng and I’m a doctor at the traditional Chinese medicine department. I’ll boil a decoction for an hour. When he drinks it, his heart will be protected.”
“Are you a new doctor of the traditional Chinese medicine department?” When he learned that Qin Haodong was not a relative of the injured policeman, Lu Fei’s face immediately changed and he said, “Don’t be mischievous! What do you think traditional Chinese medicine is? Fairy soup? You can’t protect his heart by making him drink your decoction. This is just nonsense. What’s the scientific basis behind it? Tell me.”
No wonder his reaction was so intense. Many doctors in Guangren Hospital were calling for closing down the department of traditional Chinese medicine. Lu Fei was one of the leaders of these people. After all, he had always despised traditional Chinese medicine.
“Don’t say that this is scientific or unscientific. I’m confident that I can protect his heart!”
Qin Haodong spoke loudly.
“You’re kidding me. I don’t know what makes you so confident. There is no scientific basis behind traditional Chinese medicine,” Lu Fei said with a scornful expression, “Even if I believed you, would the family of the injured policeman believe you?”
He then turned to Wang Jianfeng and the other people and said, “What do you think? From my personal point of view, I don’t believe that traditional Chinese medicine can cure diseases.”
Wang Jianfeng hesitated. Although he was able to fight decisively when solving cases, he didn’t know anything about medicine. He didn’t know how to answer for a while.
“I believe Doctor Tang. Do as he says.”
It was Nalan Wuxia who had spoken. The others didn’t know about Qin Haodong’s ability, but she knew.
Lu Fei was stunned. In his opinion, these policemen should believe him. After all, he was the chief doctor of the hospital and a famous surgeon.
Unfortunately, this beautiful policewoman unexpectedly had no objection to believing this new Chinese medicine practitioner. Is she stupid?
“What’s your opinion?” he asked Feng Ziying.
He knew that Feng Ziying was the only family member of the injured policeman on the scene, so the final decision was still in his hands.
Feng Ziying looked at Nalan Wuxia doubtfully. He usually admired the captain of the crime squad, but they were at the hospital now. This was about his brother’s life. It was hard for him to make a decision rapidly.
Nalan Wuxia said firmly, “Believe me, Feng. Do what Doctor Tang says. He is right.”
Wang Jianfeng, who was a little frustrated, whispered to Nalan Wuxia, “Captain Nalan, is it appropriate to do this?”
He had worked with Nalan Wuxia for many years, so he kindly reminded her whether she really wanted to make this decision for Feng Ziying. What if the operation failed?
Although his voice was very low, the corridor was really quiet, so Lu Fei heard Wang Jianfeng’s words clearly. He couldn’t help feeling a little proud. He knew that Wang Jianfeng was the deputy director of the Public Security Bureau. The supreme commander had finally chosen to believe him.
Nalan Wuxia turned back and whispered to Wang Jianfeng. This time, her voice was lower, so Lu Fei didn’t hear what she said.
Upon hearing her, Wang Jianfeng’s face immediately changed. He turned to Feng Ziying and said, “Feng, don’t hesitate anymore. Just do what Doctor Tang said.”
Seeing that his two leaders were so confident, Feng Ziying said, “Well, I believe in Doctor Tang.”
“What?” Lu Fei, who was surprised, said, “Brother, you have to think about it. Even if you believe in traditional Chinese medicine, he is very young. What can he do? Don’t take your brother’s life lightly!”
Feng Ziying said, “Doctor Lu, if you have another way to improve the success rate of my brother’s operation, I will believe you.”
The reason he had chosen to believe in Qin Haodong was that he believed in Wang Jianfeng and Nalan Wuxia. Besides, there was no other way. He could only try this as a last resort to save his brother from this hopeless situation.
Lu Fei had nothing to say for a while. He really couldn’t come up with a better way. As a senior surgeon, he was very aware of the risk of the operation. The rate of success was very low, so he dared not commit or make any guarantees.
Suddenly, a female doctor nearby said, “Doctor Lu, since we don’t have a better way, we should try this in case we can achieve good results.”
She was Lu Fei’s assistant, Fang Yuqi, who was a surgeon at the hospital.
Upon seeing that everyone agreed with the plan, Lu Fei frowned and said, “Since you all agree, I don’t have any objections. No matter what happens, you can’t blame me!”
He knew how risky the operation was and was aware of Feng Zixiong’s special identity. It was said that he had been injured while arresting criminals. He would be hailed as a hero by the media afterward.
If he died during this operation, this would eventually be a bad influence on his reputation. However, if Qin Haodong used traditional Chinese medicine, it would be different. Traditional Chinese medicine would be blamed if the operation failed!
Feng Ziying turned to Qin Haodong and said, “Doctor Tang, please hurry up. My brother is at death’s doorstep.”
“Don’t worry. I’ll be back in an hour.”
Qin Haodong then turned around and left, hurriedly returning to the traditional Chinese medicine department.
“Senior Hua, please let me use the pharmacy.”
Qin Haodong hurriedly walked into the pharmacy of the Chinese medicine department, opened the medicine cupboard, and began to dispense medicine.
He took a medicinal ingredient and put it under his nose to smell it. Although the pharmacy here was not big, it had a wide range of medicinal materials with good quality. It seemed that old Hua Zian was really careful with these medicinal materials.
Hua Zian had just finished treating a patient. After seeing the patient off, he turned to look at Qin Haodong. He didn’t understand why the new young doctor had gone out for a walk and come back to dispense medicine. What was he going to do?
Feeling curious, he walked into the pharmacy. When he saw the speed of Qin Haodong’s drug delivery, his expression suddenly changed and he said angrily, “What the hell are you doing?”
Qin Haodong was in a hurry. When he heard the reprimand, he looked back and saw Hua Zian glaring at him. He looked around again and saw that he was alone in the pharmacy. It seemed that Hua Zian was dissatisfied with him.
What happened to this old man? I have already told him that I want to use the pharmacy. How can he still be so angry?
“Senior Hua, what’s wrong? I’m in urgent need of some medicinal materials. I’ll pay for them later.”
While he was talking, he didn’t stop dispensing medicine. He opened a medicine cabinet and grabbed a handful of herbs from it.
Hua Zian said angrily, “What the hell are you doing?”
“I’m taking medicinal materials and dispensing medicine!”
Qin Haodong looked surprised. What’s wrong with this old man? I’ve told him several times.
Hua Zian said angrily, “Nonsense! Nobody dispenses medicine like this. Every dose of traditional Chinese medicine has strict requirements. Any slight change will have a great impact on its efficacy.
You don’t even weigh your medicinal materials. How can you be responsible for the patients? The reputation of traditional Chinese medicine is discredited by people like you!”
Qin Haodong then realized why he was so angry and quickly explained, “Senior Hua, you’ve misunderstood. I am very good at dispensing medicine. The quantity of the medicinal materials will be appropriate.”