Story A Girl Like Amanda Season 2
A Girl Like Amanda 2.
Written by Jake Sam.
A Girl Like Amanda Season 2 Episode 1.
Her eyes flickered open and she looks around, trying to figure out where she was. Trying to move her hands, she felt something on her right arm. A bandage was wrap around her arm. She used her left hand to touch her head, she withdrew it the moment an excruciating pain flood through her head. She winced in pain.
She wanted to remember how she got here. The room was painted white and she figured she was in a hospital. She lifts up her head a little not minding the pain that pressed on her neck region to her head.
She seems to be alone as she struggles to sit up on the mattress.
The white door which was adjacent to where she sits flung open and a lady on white walked in with three people.
“Ah! She’s finally awake.” A lady among the three guests commented happily.
The other woman hugged her immediately, Amanda looks at them confusingly.
“Hi Amanda, am doctor Sheila Peters. Glad you are awake. Your family has been worried sick.” Dr. Sheila spoke.
“My family?.” She asked wondering what the doctor meant.
“Yes your family. Your aunt Ogechi and Aunt Philomena with your uncle Olisa.” She pointed at the three people who were looking and smiling at her.
“I think there is a mistake here. I don’t have a family.” Amanda said to the surprise of her aunties and her uncle.
“Amanda it’s me. Mama Soludo. Don’t you remember me?.” Mama Soludo asked walking closer to her.
“Should I?.” She asked un perturbed about it.
“Doc what’s happening to her? Why can’t she remember us?.” Uncle Olisa spoke out.
“I don’t know, I think she has a memory loss. I did told you guys that the heavy impact on her head may cause a little damage. Now I think she may have amnesia.” She informed looking at them.
“Wait, what?” Amanda asked confusion written on her face.
“Amanda relax, we’ll be right back. Can I speak with the three of you in my office?” She turns to Uncle Olisa as she exited the ward room.
Mama Soludo followed immediately after Mans Tobenna stepped out then uncle Olisa staring close at Amanda shook his head a little and followed soon after.
Arriving at Dr. Sheila’s office, mama Soludo and mama Tobenna sat on the visitors chair while Uncle Olisa took the arm chair.
“Doctor what’s happening to her?.” Mama Soludo asked quickly.
“Well I called the three of you out of there because what I want to discuss with you are very important. She is suffering from amnesic syndrome otherwise known as amnesia or in simple term. Memory loss.” She dropped the bombshell.
“Oh my!” Mama Tobenna exclaimed fearfully.
“So what are we going to do now? Is it permanent?” Uncle Olisa spoke out, worried.
“No I don’t think so. You see, she had many blows to her head and it affected the hippocampus of her brain cell where it stores information. Well in my guess she is suffering from retrograde amnesia.” She commented adjusting her eye glass.
“Is that bad?” Uncle Olisa asked her.
“No, you see Retrograde amnesia is the inability to recall memories before onset of amnesia. One may be able to encode new memories after the incident. Retrograde is usually caused by head trauma or brain damage to parts of the brain besides the hippocampus. The hippocampus is responsible for encoding new memory. Episodic memory is more likely to be affected than semantic memory . The damage is usually caused by head trauma, cerebrovascular accident, stroke, tumor, hypoxia ,
encephalitis, or chronic alcoholism . People suffering from retrograde amnesia are more likely to remember general knowledge rather than specifics. Recent memories are less likely to be recovered, but older memories will be easier to recall due to strengthening over time. Retrograde amnesia is usually temporary and can be treated by exposing them to memories from the loss.” She informs and sighs of hope is heard in the room.
“So you mean if she gets to know the things that she doesn’t remember again, she will get back her memory in time?” Uncle Olisa questioned.
“Yes, it will help alot.” Dr. Sheila said nodding her head.
“Thank God, thank you Dr. Sheila. Thank you very much.” He said as he extended his hand for an handshake which she took in hers.
“So is she free to go home with us?.” Mama Soludo asked hopefully.
“No, she has to stay with us at least three days so I can put an eye on her.”
She commented as she stand up.
“That’s alright Doctor, we really appreciate what you have done for us.” He commented.
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