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Mauritius Medical Clowns Project : Stories from the hospital#7

Rédigé par E. Moris le Vendredi 21 Décembre 2018

Sharon Juhl est clown professionnel depuis dix ans. Il est à Maurice depuis 2016. Il s’est spécialisé dans le clown médical et le fait bénévolement au Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital.

On my working day at the hospital, I usually start with the hospitalized kids.
If I manage to visit all of them and I have some time left, I go into the ''day care and consultation'' section of the hospital.

There, a woman called me for help with a 10 year old young patient. 

I knew this patient from before and she remembered me. She was upset with the nurse telling her that she need to be hospitalized. 

I started a game of protesting and "shouting" at the nurse, telling her that she is not good (all with good spirit, the nurse understood what i was doing and even joined the game).
The patient looked relieved after and I just finished my shift. I went back to pediatric unite to take the clown costume off to go home.

When I got there, I saw the same patient again, just after a painfull blood sample. She didnt want to leave the room of the blood sampling, shouting NO to anyone trying to talk with her.
I just stayed with her in the room asking her if its ok....if i stay and she said No. So asked her if i should go and once again NO.

We continued it for sometime untill i got a yes...
The yes was for shouting at the nurses...
So I went to the nurses and started the "shouting" game, until the patient looked better and got out of the check room.

The mother of the patient had to leave for some time for reasons and thats when the tantrum started.

She really didnt want to be left there without mum and was very upset on the nurses,crying and trying to run away from the unite.

I tried for some time and in many ways to get through this and manage to restart a coherent comunication with her but she was too angry.

After that, I left hospital about 40 minutes later, thinking that in order to help somebody, the somebody must be wiling to receive help.

On my second shift this week, I met her again.

She was very happy to see me and didnt want to let go when I had to continue for the next child patient. This photo was taken by that girl on our second meeting 

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