On Sunday morning, the day he was to depart, he woke up feeling very uncomfortable and complaining about the ouchie. Since he was about to leave and travel alone for almost 24 hours, I was worried his condition might worsen. I suggested we go to the local Japanese emergency room. He agreed.
K the Chemist made a few phone calls to his insurance company, and I made a few phone calls to my Japanese grandparents to find out the exact location of the hospital, and off we went.
Thankfully, my Japanese grandparents met us at the hospital. They were very insistent about going and would not take no for an answer.
When we arrived at the hospital, we learned that there were NO TRANSLATORS working since it was Sunday morning, bright and early. Luckily, we had my Japanese grandparents there to translate for us and help us through the paper work.
After about 15 minutes of waiting in the ER, K the Chemist was taken back and worked on. He emerged about 45 minutes later. He said the doctor looked at his ouchie and doctored it up real good! Then, he paid the $104 doctor bill, and we raced home to finish packing.
The entire emergency visit took about 2 hours. It was the fastest ER visit ever!