Category: Mishaps

Sign reading YES made with yen, euro and dollar signs - TST, Hong Kong.

Fit to Fly?

It’s an indulgent buckshee week in Hong Kong. Zac and dad head to the movies, to the arcades, barely surfacing from the air-conditioned tunnels and...

No Stress

Zac emerges from his anaesthetic quite comically belligerent, a state that isn’t helped by Helen, the anaesthetist, and Doctor Wong, who are standing beside him...

Zac being prepared for surgery in Hong Kong.

Good to Go!

There’s a bustle in the room when I snap awake, an orderly cluster of pastel-dressed nurses, neat in pink, apricot, mauve and chocolate, emitting the...

Detail of MRI scan output.

The Longest Night

After Zac’s epic and terrifying reaction to Stemetil, I am now quietly confident that everything that could go wrong already has. After a refreshing cigarette...

Zac in MRI Scanner

What Else Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Union hospital stands tower-high among the green hills of the Sha Tin district in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Jungle winds between luxury condos, car...

Land ambulance and air ambulance on tarmac.

Air Ambulance to Hong Kong

It would be a strange — or very wealthy — person who wasn’t excited about travelling on a private jet. Sure, in our case, said...