Pre-Sim: Sickbay – Medical Evaluation

Posted Oct. 13, 2019, 7:53 p.m. by Ensign Shon Baht (Medical Officer) (Ben Z)

Posted by Ensign Kiama Naim (Scientist) in Pre-Sim: Sickbay – Medical Evaluation

Posted by Ensign Shon Baht (Medical Officer) in Pre-Sim: Sickbay – Medical Evaluation

Posted by Ensign Kiama Naim (Scientist) in Pre-Sim: Sickbay – Medical Evaluation

Posted by Ensign Shon Baht (Medical Officer) in Pre-Sim: Sickbay – Medical Evaluation

Posted by Ensign Kiama Naim (Scientist) in Pre-Sim: Sickbay – Medical Evaluation

Posted by Ensign Shon Baht (Medical Officer) in Pre-Sim: Sickbay – Medical Evaluation

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Shon narrowed his eyes at the PaDD on his lap and spoke what he typed. “Nor-mal wear- and- tear-, got it,” Shon sounded out before looking up with a smile. “Alright, a couple more standard questions for you, if you don’t mind! Do you currently take any prescription medications as directed by a medical professional?”

(Ensign Baht, Medical)

Shaking her head, Kiama replied, “Nothing on a daily or even regular basis. Just a low dose of painkillers if needed.” As she said that she moved her right hand subconsciously to her ribs and gently stroked her right side with her thumb.

~Ensign Naim, Scientist

Ensign Baht’s eyes flickered to Kiama’s right ribs, and she could probably sense his shift in attention and mental note to investigate it later. “And we all need that from time to time, that’s for sure. The lighting on this ship is reason enough for me to recommend that you continue that habit - if needed of course.”

It was only when Shon’s eyes flickered towards her rib cage, that Kiama realised that her hand was resting there. Dropping her hand into her lap, she replied, “It’s good to know that it won’t be seen as something negative, if ask you for some pain medication once in a while.” All the while hoping against hope that the doctor wouldn’t insist on having a close look at her rib cage later. Partly because she was embarrassed, and partly because she probably should have seen a doctor earlier, but had brushed it of as something minor.

Shon glanced down at the PaDD again more out of habit than necessity. “What about family history? Any genetic predispositions for concerning medical conditions?”

(Ensign Baht, Medical)

“Nothing life threatening that I would be aware of. I know that on my mother’s side the women in particular have a history of infertility issues. Which is sad, of course, and while it has always been seen as a problem in the family due to politics, it is something I’m personally concerned about. As of right now, I don’t even want to know, to be frank,” she replied with a shrug, while trying not to role her eyes. Politics and all that came with irritated her and were kind of a red flag. “And that’s really the only thing I can think of,” Kiama added after a brief pause.

~Ensign Naim, Scientist

There was hesitation in Shon’s mind as he made note of the history of fertility issues. “Well,” he said with a twinge of sympathy, “if it doesn’t concern you at the moment, we can certainly leave that to an appointment with a more specialized professional in the future.”

“I would very much appreciate that,” the Betazoid woman replied gratefully.

Shon paused to consider Kiama’s candidness before continuing. “The next couple of questions are a bit personal, so if you prefer not to answer of course that is your prerogative. But honesty will allow us to provide you with the best medical care you might require.” Shon seemed genuinely concerned about Kiama’s comfort and trust, although he had other more logistical reasons for wanting to ensure that she was forthcoming.

“Well, I’m Betazoid and minus the past four years I have always lived on Betazed. So honesty and candor are in my nature and my upbringing. And while I don’t see the need to share every personal detail with every person I meet, I do not lie and I don’t see the sense in withholding information you or any other member of the medical department consider important,” Kiama replied straightforward, her black eyes locked with Shon’s.

“How have you been sleeping, Ensign Naim? Have you noticed an increase or decrease in sleep quantity within the last six months? Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking from sleep?”

(Ensign Baht, Medical)

A soft laugh escaped, Kiama’s lips before she replied. “Ever since my finals were done I’ve slept very well again. Especially the last several weeks leading to the exams, I didn’t get much sleep to begin with and what little I slept didn’t feel very restful. But I dare say, I’m not the only one who had that problem. So in short, my sleeping quality and quantity is back to normal and when I wake up in the mornings, I generally feel well rested.”

~Ensign Naim, Scientist

Shon offered a teasing smile. “You’re making my job very easy, Ensign Naim. Of course it’s normal to have disturbances in your sleep schedule during periods of heightened stress, and I assure you, there will be plenty of those while you are aboard the Manhattan. If you need consultation on correcting your sleep habits following a crisis, for example, please feel free to stop by.”

Ensign Baht tapped the PaDD against his knee. “Alright, last interrogation question and then we’ll get to those scans. Prior to your trip to the Manhattan, had you traveled outside of Federation space within the last year? And/or have you had intimate relations with a non-member of the Federation species during that same time?” Shon looked down at the PaDD as he asked the last question, his blue cheeks turning a bit more purple. He hadn’t become quite comfortable with questions of that nature yet.

(Ensign Baht, Medical)


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