Doctor writes encouraging words to soothe deaf-mute patient during operation

A thoughtful doctor in east China wrote some encouraging words to soothe a deaf-mute patient during her operation on June 27.

A thoughtful doctor in east China wrote some encouraging words to soothe a deaf-mute patient during an operation on June 27, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

The patient surnamed Xu, who was born deaf and mute in 1992, had the lower half of her body anesthetized before undergoing surgery at Lishui TCM Hospital in Zhejiang Province that afternoon.

Wang Chun

To soothe and encourage her, the anesthesiologist, Wang Chun, communicated with her by writing on a piece of paper during almost every step of the surgery.

Wang got the idea when he saw a nurse, Ye Xia, write a note to the patient about the possibility of slight pain while being anesthetized.

He then took the paper and began to write messages during each step. "If you have any discomfort, lift up your left hand." "Don't be nervous, I'm by your side." "The surgery is over — you did great!"

Because Xu is short-sighted, he especially found a thick pen to write the messages.

Xu's family thanked Wang for his extra care, while a colleague of Wang's, Dr Zhao, who also took part in the surgery, took a picture of the messages and shared it on WeChat.

The loving notes unexpectedly made Wang the latest Internet sensation, which the humble man said he felt a bit shy about.

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