Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Zarus DeSai (Chief Medical Officer) in Sickbay - Ens. Lis - Check In
Posted by Ensign Demil Lis (Scientist) in Sickbay - Ens. Lis - Check In
Demil walked into sickbay, his mind racing with excitement and already working on his Fai’ela project mentally again. He looked around for the highest ranking officer and said “Sir (or Ma’am), Ensign Demil Lis, reporting for my boarding physical!”
“It’s just Doctor,” Zarus said, “Or lieutenant at a push.”
They paused briefly before inviting Lis to take a seat on a nearby biobed.
“Now before I begin, do you have any medical conditions or allergies that I should be aware of?” they asked.
“Yes,” Demil replied. “I am extremely allergic to all types of insect bites.” He shivered as he remembered the first time he’d been bitten. It was around age 11. He’d been out in the forest when he felt a small pain on his arm, followed by an incessant itch. No more than a minute later, his tongue had begun to swell, and his head started aching and spinning. Next thing he remembered, he was lying in bed with several relatives and friends watching him. After that, he had been required to carry a hypo of epinephrine everywhere, and he always had to have ridiculous amounts of bug repellent if he was going to be outside. The bug repellent had decreased as he got older, but the hypo stayed. Once he had been joined with the Lis symbiont, the reactions got somewhat worse, but still manageable with immediate treatment.
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