Shao Qingge’s mood was very complicated. He woke up with a different kidney. It was so bizarre he simply couldn’t believe it, but the memories constantly pouring into his mind clearly told him that this was all true.
The kidney in his body now originally belonged to someone else.
Xiao Lou couldn’t help being stunned when he heard Chief Shao’s words. Yu Hanjiang had long said that Shao Qingge would have clues but Xiao Lou hadn’t expected him to be a direct participant of the organ trafficking case!
“Ask Chief Shao for the specific details.” The familiar voice in his mind pulled Xiao Lou back from his thoughts. Xiao Lou glanced at Shao Qingge and asked softly, “Did you change a kidney? Which hospital was the kidney transplantation done in?”
“It should be Incheon Hospital.” Shao Qingge spoke with certainty.
The hospital he mentioned was the one where Xiao Lou was currently located. According to the setting, this Incheon Hospital was the largest general hospital in the city, with the most advanced medical equipment and the best expert professors.
Xiao Lou continued to ask. “Do you remember who performed the operation on you?”
“Let me think about it.” Shao Qingge pressed a hand to his throbbing temple and carefully sorted out the memories in his head. “My dad asked an expert of the nephrology department called Qin Changmin. He is around 50 years old and I heard everyone call him Professor Qin. I stayed for three days in the hospital, did a lot of inspections and was then sent to the operating room for a kidney transplant.”
At this point, Shao Qingge couldn’t help raising his eyebrow. “What messy setting has the keeper arranged for me? My kidneys are clearly very good and I didn’t have chronic kidney failure, but they inexplicably replaced my kidney. What does that mean?”
Xiao Lou, “……”
It wasn’t bad to just replace one. If the keepers weren’t happy then they could directly make him lose a kidney.
Xiao Lou stepped forward and opened Shao Qingge’s clothes. Sure enough, he found a surgical scar on the back waist. The stitching was very beautiful and the scar left after the wound healed wasn’t ugly. He continued to ask, “When was the operation performed? Do you know where the kidney that matched you came from?”
“It was done on November 11th last year.” Shao Qingge thought about it. “I don’t know where the kidney came from. I heard my father say it was bought from someone. It cost 20 million gold coins, which is almost 200,000 yuan.” He paused and looked at Xiao Lou in a worried manner. “You are asking me about my kidney. Is there a problem with this kidney? Why am I hospitalized again?”
“Your kidney is probably from black market organ trafficking.” Xiao Lou answered in a low voice. “In addition, your hospitalization is due to acute myocardial infarction. Your heart has three arteries narrowed by more than 75%. Stent implantation is necessary. Otherwise, your heart is at risk of developing a large area of myocardial cell necrosis at any time.”
“……” Shao Qingge pressed a hand to his temple with a sullen expression. “It seems that this time, I am set as a frail and sickly rich young master.”
“It isn’t just you. Our other teammates are also hospitalized. Long Sen broke his leg and Group Leader Yu and Old Mo can’t do strenuous activities after having surgery. Your Bug King card can repair the trauma. Find an opportunity to heal them and let them discharge as soon as possible so that we can continue to investigate the case.”
“How is Ye Qi?” Hearing Xiao Lou’s words, Shao Qingge couldn’t help worrying about Ye Qi’s situation.
“He is fine. His pneumonia is under control but he is 7 years old and living in the pediatrics ward.”
“……” Shao Qingge thought of Ye Qi as a child and couldn’t help smiling slightly. “The Bug King card can only be used once in a secret room and it can be maintained for 24 hours after being used. Do you want to use it now?”
“Yes, use it as soon as possible before you are pushed to the operating table.” Xiao Lou remembered that Zhao Sen once said that once Shao Qingge’s condition was stable, he would arrange cardiac stent surgery as soon as possible. Shao Qingge just woke up today. Zhao Sen would evaluate his condition after going to work. If there was no accident, the operation will be arranged tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
The transformation of the Bug King card would last for 24 hours. Shao Qingge couldn’t be allowed to undergo surgery in this transformed state. Who knew if his bug brothers would be obedient? If they climbed out during the surgery and killed the surgeon then Shao Qingge would die after the transformation ended.
Xiao Lou looked at the clock on the wall. It was 7:20 a.m., 40 minutes from 8 o’clock.
Zhao Sen had gone to the morgue to take away his cousin’s head in the middle of the night. After returning home, he was busy making specimens and didn’t go to bed until 2:30 a.m. Therefore, he probably wouldn’t come to work too early.
Xiao Lou thought up to here and immediately spoke to Yu Hanjiang in his mind. “The Peach Blossom Spring skill is on cooldown and can’t be used. I will send a text message informing everyone to put on their invisibility cloaks and come to the VIP room of the general surgery department as soon as possible. We only have half an hour.”
Yu Hanjiang replied softly, “Okay. Can Chief Shao come over?”
Xiao Lou glanced at Shao Qingge who was lying on the hospital bed with a listless face. “He is weak now and can’t get out of bed. However, he can use the Bug King card and his physical strength will increase after the transformation. He can wear the invisibility cloak and come with me.”
Then Xiao Lou told Shao Qingge about the next plan.
Shao Qingge nodded and activated the Bug King card. His eyes soon became the familiar blood red and his entire body was instantly full of power. At this time, forget about just moving freely. He could climb and jump directly to the hospital roof.
Shao Qingge immediately used the invisibility cloak. Xiao Lou pulled the curtains around bed 3 and turned to go out. Shao Qingge was invisible behind him. The elderly person next door was still unconscious and didn’t know about any of this.
The heard nurse smiled at Xiao Lou. “Dr Xiao, have you seen the patient?”
Xiao Lou replied calmly. “Yes, he just fell asleep. Don’t disturb him and wait until the attending doctor comes back.”
Xiao Lou walked quickly back to the general surgery ward.
The door of the VIP ward was open. Yu Hanjiang was leaning against the bed and sorting out documents. Although he couldn’t see them, the streams of air let him know that his teammates had arrived quickly. After everyone entered the room, they greeted Yu Hanjiang softly. They were all here except for Liu Qiao who went to the morgue last night and used the invisibility cloak.
Yu Hanjiang informed Xiao Lou of this information. Once Xiao Lou entered the room, he locked the door and exhaled. “Everyone, come out.”
The moment he spoke, familiar figures appeared in front of him, including Chief Shao who had been following Xiao Lou.
Ye Qi was pleasantly surprised. “Chief Shao, you’re awake?!”
Shao Qingge turned his head and found the little boy who only went up to his waist. The cute round face made him want to pinch it. He reached out, squeezed Ye Qi’s face lightly and chuckled. “Who is this child? Come to Uncle.” Then he reached out and really hugged little Ye Qi.
Ye Qi was now the stature of a 7 year old child and couldn’t resist Shao Qingge, an adult man who was over 1.8 meters tall. Not to mention, Chief Shao was currently using the Bug King Card and he could hold Ye Qi as easily as holding a kitten.
Ye Qi was picked up and lifted high in the air. He couldn’t help blushing. “What are you doing? Put me down!”
Shao Qingge smiled. “Don’t make trouble. Uncle will buy you candy to eat. Do you like milk candy, fruit candy or chocolate?”
Ye Qi angrily kicked his legs but his short legs were soon controlled by Shao Qingge. He could only glare at Shao Qingge.
Their teammates, “……”
Long Sen didn’t know if he should laugh or cry. “Seeing Chief Shao so unruly, I feel relieved. His body should be fine, right?”
Yu Hanjiang ruthlessly dismantled their hopes. “He used the Bug King card and became energetic. Previously, he was lying in bed and couldn’t come down. Tomorrow he might have to do the heart stent surgery. Don’t be careless. Your chief surgeon is Zhao Sen.”
Shao Qingge frowned doubtfully. “Zhao Sen? This name seems somewhat familiar?”
His original evaluation for 2 of Hearts was a C rating. He didn’t get the plot card and didn’t have a deep impression of Zhao Sen.
Ye Qi explained, “It is the murderer of 2 of Hearts, Rose Funeral. He killed two people and dismembered his cousin’s body.”
Shao Qingge heard this and the rose bed flashed in his mind as well as the photo in the study of the glasses wearing doctor. Then his back stiffened. “My attending doctor is that murderer?”
Xiao Lou helplessly told him, “Yes, Zhao Sen appeared in this secret room. I don’t know if he is related to the organ trafficking case we are investigating this time so we can’t alarm him.”
Shao Qingge’s expression collapsed. “…He is going to perform a surgery on me? Are you sure he isn’t going to dissect me?”
“He doesn’t have motivation to kill you. Besides, we will definitely protect you.” Xiao Lou comforted him. “Don’t worry too much about the operation. Push it back if you can. If you can’t push it back then I will personally go to the operating room as an assistant to keep an eye on you.”
Shao Qingge nodded and put Ye Qi down. Then he walked to Yu Hanjiang’s bed and asked, “Where is the wound?”
Yu Hanjiang opened his clothes, took off the gauze and said, “The wound is relatively small. It should be easily cured?”
Shao Qingge placed his hand lightly on Yu Hanjiang’s wound. Then small bugs crawled out along his fingertips, moving back and forth like busy porters on Yu Hanjiang’s wound. The wound healed at a speed visible to the naked eye and within a moment, the wound was completely healed and no longer visible.
Ye Qi saw this magical scene and spoke emotionally, “In 8 of Spades, I really hated the bugs. Now I think these bugs are a little cute and their healing effect is too strong.”
Shao Qingge smiled softly. “Of course, they have been tamed by me.”
After healing Yu Hanjiang, Old Mo’s surgical wound was also healed. Long Sen’s broken leg took some time to repair but it didn’t exceed 5 minutes. Long Sen only broke the ligaments in his leg and didn’t lose half his leg directly like Chief Tang.
Xiao Lou silently remembered the time it took to treat all the wounds.
Once the treatment ended, Xiao Lou said, “It is only 7:40 a.m. and the doctors haven’t started the rounds yet. The others can return to their wards from the bathroom. Chief Shao lives in the ICU of the cardiac surgery department and it isn’t convenient to enter. I will use Li Qingzhao’s mark to bring Chief Shao over. Everyone else, don’t press it by mistake when you receive the invitation from Li Qingzhao later.”
The team members said they understood.
Xiao Lou gave Shao Qingge a ‘wait a moment’ look and turned to head to the ICU ward of the cardiac surgery department. He asked the nurse to help open the door and after entering, he marked Shao Qingge’s bed with Li Qingzhao’s Stray Into the Depths of the Lotus Flowers.
The entire team could transit to the marked point after 5 minutes. He just needed to wait 5 minutes and could let Shao Qingge transfer over.
Xiao Lou had just left when Shao Qingge suddenly remembered something. “I just used the Bug King Card and I will make a copy of it.”
They had already gained enough funds thanks to 9 of Clubs. The Rich and Willful card could only copy cards used within 10 minutes so it shouldn’t be wasted.
Shao Qingge spent 5 million gold coins to copy the Bug King card and glanced at his teammates with a smile. “Who wants this card?”
It was such a strong combat card. During the 24 hour transformation, they were immortal and invulnerable, although afraid of fire. Even if their head was cut off, they could immediately repair it. Everyone was too embarrassed to ask for it.
Shao Qingge touched Ye Qi’s head. “Then give it to young Ye Qi.”
Ye Qi looked up at him in disbelief. “Give it to me?!”
Shao Qingge stuffed the card into Ye Qi’s hand with a gentle gaze. “You only have control cards in your hand. Your combat power is too weak and you can’t always run for your life if you encounter danger.”
Ye Qi was flattered but still protested. “I… it is such a strong card. Shouldn’t it be given to Group Leader Yu?”
Yu Hanjiang casually told him, “He gave it to you so take it. I don’t need it.”
Ye Qi glanced at Shao Qingge and found that the other person was watching him with a smile. Although Shao Qingge wasn’t serious and liked to tease him, he really treated him well. He was infected by the bugs in order to save Ye Qi in 8 of Hearts and by chance, evolved into the bug king. Now the unique Bug King card was actually given to him.
Ye Qi’s heart was warm as he happily collected the card. “Thank you, Chief Shao.”
Shao Qingge laughed. “You’re welcome. You go back first. I’ll wait for Xiao Lou to transmit me.”
Li Qingzhao’s transmission could only occur 5 minutes after the mark was placed. Xiao Lou would make a mark after entering the ICU ward and he needed to wait 5 minutes before calling Shao Qingge. During the wait, Yu Hanjiang chatted with Shao Qingge about the case.
Shao Qingge had limited information. His rich father had arranged everything about the surgery. Yu Hanjiang speculated. “The time when you received the surgery and the time when the deceased Liu Renyuan received the money is just right. I suspect that your kidney came from him.”
Shao Qingge raised his eyebrow in surprise. “Deceased? The man who gave me the kidney is dead?”
“Yes, the body is placed in the morgue. Let Xiao Lou find a way to do a kidney match today.”
“……” Shao Qingge felt helpless. “It seems that the organ trafficking case this time is very complicated. Was the deceased killed?”
“The cause of death hasn’t been found to be abnormal. We still have too few clues. I will be discharged from the hospital this afternoon to investigate.” Yu Hanjiang spoke with a calm face. “If it is an organized organ trafficking group then there will be more people involved.”
At the same time, Xiao Lou made a mark in the ICU.
There were only 30 seconds left until the 5 minutes was reached when there was the sound of a door card being swiped and the door opening. Xiao Lou’s back became stiff and he immediately headed to the door of the ward to block the person.
Facing Zhao Sen’s cold eyes, Xiao Lou’s heart beat like a drum but there was a polite smile on his face. “Dr Zhao, did you just come to work?”
Zhao Sen was surprised. “Dr Xiao came to see your friend so early? I heard he is awake. I will go to see him.”
Bed 3 was currently empty. If Zhao Sen found this out then it would be difficult to explain how Shao Qingge disappeared.
Xiao Lou had to grit his teeth and stop Zhao Sen. “Excuse me, I have something I want to ask Dr Zhao.”
Zhao Sen stopped. “What is it?”
“It is necessary for Shao Qingge to have stent surgery?”
“Yes. It is easy for him to have a heart attack again if it isn’t done. He already has three major arterial stenosis. You have also seen the results of the examination. Stent implantation can completely alleviate the situation of vascular stenosis. I suggest it be done as soon as possible.”
“Can I personally participate?” Since he couldn’t push it off then he had to personally check. Xiao Lou spoke with an expression of worry, “He just heard me say that three blood vessels in his heart are narrowed and he is too scared to do surgery. If I stand with him in the operating room then he will be more relieved. Dr Zhao, can I be your assistant?”
“Assistant?” Zhao Sen raised an eyebrow and joked. “Dr Xiao, don’t you believe in my level? Do you want to supervise me by the side?”
“Of course not.” Xiao Lou hurriedly waved his hand and spoke sincerely. “I just want to relieve Shao Qingge’s mind. He just had a kidney transplant surgery last year and now he is going to have heart surgery. He is worried that his body can’t bear it. If an old friend participates, even as an assistant, he can be more at ease.”
“Oh, that’s the case.” Zhao Sen said, “The heart stent surgery is very sophisticated. Dr Xiao, you haven’t studied it and you might not be able to do it. I have a fixed helper. If you don’t mind, how about being the second helper?”
“No problem. I can just stand by to reassure the patient.” Xiao Lou replied with a smile.
“Yes, then let’s go see him and set the time for surgery.” Zhao Sen turned and entered the ward, Xiao Lou following behind him nervously. They came to bed 3 and Xiao Lou sighed with relief when he saw Shao Qingge lying on the bed.
There was no danger. Li Qingzhao’s transmission had returned Shao Qingge to the ward at the last minute.
“Dr Zhao, can I not have the surgery?” Shao Qingge’s expression was a bit ugly when he saw Zhao Sen, the murderer in person.
“No. Your blood vessel stenosis is already very serious. If a stent isn’t inserted to clear the blood vessels then a large area of your heart will die due to ischemia. This time, you were sent to the hospital in a timely manner and were rescued. That won’t necessarily be the case next time.” Zhao Sen explained calmly. “I will arrange the surgery for you tomorrow at noon. You can make some preparations today. I will ask your family to sign the surgery consent form.”
Shao Qingge looked at Xiao Lou and he stared helplessly back. It seemed the operation was inevitable.
Shao Qingge felt cold thinking that the murderer who dismembered his own cousin’s body would be performing heart surgery on him. If Zhao Sen’s hands shook, wouldn’t he lose his life? The keepers were deliberately embarrassing him, right?
Seeing the blood pressure and heart rate rising on the monitor, Zhao Sen frowned slightly. “Are you nervous?”
Shao Qingge smiled. “Dr Zhao is performing the surgery on me personally. I’m just… excited.”
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