Alexis turned back with the hypo and vile and held them up for the little girl to see. “This goes into the hypospray and has all the vaccines your mom wants you to have. They will help your body create antibodies to fight off different diseases so if they try to attack your body, you won’t get sick.” She looked at Pumek, “She has some vitamin deficiency and she has some slight infections. One from the contaminated water. If you are okay with me taking a blood sample, I can have the lab run a test on it and then I can give her something for it. She’s dehydrated as well, but nothing a few days of extra water won’t fix. We brought plenty of drinking water, you can take as much as you need.”
The mother considered this for a moment, her eyes darting back and forth, trying to determine if this was a slight at her, implying that she was a bad mother for letting her daughter get so dehydrated. Coming to the conclusion, eventually, that Bonner meant no ill will, nodded and waved a hand. “Yes. Go ahead.”
Once Pumek decided on whether or not she wanted Nulla to have the extra treatments, Alexis picked up the vaccine hypo and then she turned back to Nulla, “I’m going to press this to your skin and hit a button. It will only tingle a little, promise.” Alexis waited to make sure the girl was as calm as she could be. Alexis might not be great with kids but she didn’t want to scare her. Then she gave Nulla the hypo.
Turning to Pumek, “She’ll need boosters in five years. While you are here, do you want a physical for yourself?” There was no reason to treat the little girl for her mother to become ill, but she certainly couldn’t force Pumek to be seen.
Nulla took the hyperspray and rolled it around in her hands before reaching out at tapping it against Alexis’ hand to see if the doctor herself would flinch from coming in contact with it.
Pumek nodded again. “Hopefully in five years we are in a home and not reliant on…” she waved a hand, “I am fine. There is no need for me to be seen. I am healthy.”
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