Mikko is lying on his bed. The nurse comes to insert a cannula in Mikko’s hand for intravenous fluids on the instructions of the doctor. Mikko agrees, saying he has not been able to eat or drink normally all day because of the pain. The nurse says Mikko can also have pain relief via the cannula if needed.
Mikko gives a sigh of relief: the pain is getting worse and Mikko would like to be free of the pain soon. The nurse prepares the equipment for the procedure while explaining to Mikko each step.
Mikko admits he does not like needles but is brave and keeps his hand still while the nurse is inserting the cannula. Happily, the procedure is soon over. The nurse also takes Mikko’s blood pressure and pulse and asks Mikko about any allergies before fetching pain medication as promised.
Mikko looks at fluid dripping drop by drop and feels reassured. If only the ultrasound scan results would come back soon!