Mrs. Klein (George`s Mother)
ACT I – At George`s house
(George´s mother is in the kitchen preparing breakfast. George is in his bedroom lying in his bed).
Mrs. Klein: George! … your breakfast is ready! … George!
(there is no answer)
Mrs. Klein: George! You better hurry up! It`s getting late!… George!
(there is no answer. After a few minutes she goes to see George. She enters his bedroom).
Mrs. Klein: George! You are not ready!
George: Oh, mom… I don`t feel good…
Mrs. Klein: What`s wrong?
(she approaches George and touches his forehead)
Mrs. Klein: Oh… I think you have a temperature!
George: My head hurts a lot…and I have a sore throat.
Mrs. Klein: Maybe you have a cold.
(she gets out from stage and comes back with a thermometer. She puts it under his arm and waits a few minutes. After a while she reads it)
Mrs. Klein: Oh, my God! You have a 102! Let`s go to the hospital!
(she picks up George and both get out of stage)
ACT II – In the hospital
(George is lying in a hospital bed. His mother and a doctor are standing beside his bed. The doctor is writing something in a notepad. George is coughing)
Mrs. Klein: How is he, doctor?
Doctor: I`m waiting for the results…. But,tell me Mrs. Klein… did you notice any other symptoms?
Mrs. Klein: Well, last night he told me he felt tired and he didn`t want to have dinner.
Doctor: What else?
Mrs. Klein: I also noticed that he had a little diarrhea.
(the doctor seems worried. A nurse enters the room, she has the results).
Nurse: I have the results.
Doctor: Oh, good.
(the nurse gives the results to the doctor. He reads them)
Mrs. Klein: What`s wrong doctor?
Doctor: Mmmm… come to my office… we need to talk… Nurse, please stay with the child. We will be right back.
Nurse: Yes, doctor.
(Mrs. Klein and the doctor get out of stage)
ACT III - at the Doctor`s office.
(the doctor and Mrs. Klein are sitting)
Mrs. Klein: Well, doctor?
Doctor: I´m afraid your son has Swine Flu.
Mrs. Klein: What`s Swine Flu? I`ve never heard of that.
Doctor: Let me explain it to you… Swine Flu, Swine Influenza, or Human Influenza, is a respiratory disease highly contagious.
Mrs. Klein: Contagious? Do you mean that someone infected my son?
Doctor: I don`t know, but the disease spreads through coughing or sneezing of people who may have the virus, or through touching something with the virus on it.
Mrs. Klein: But where did he get it?
Doctor: It might have been in school, at church, at the stadium, in the park…anywhere where there are many people gathered.
Mrs. Klein: Is there a vaccine or some medication that can cure him?
Doctor: Fortunately there are medications that can cure him. Especially in your case, because you brought him on time.
Mrs. Klein: Do you mean that if I have waited more time something might had happened to him?
Doctor: Probably, there could had been complications, but that is not your case.
Mrs. Klein: So, what`s the next step?
Doctor: In a few minutes we will give him the appropriate medications for his illness. I just need your approval to do it.
Mrs.Klein: There is no problem… where do I sign?
(the doctor gives her some paper to sign. She signs the papers)
Doctor: Once he is on treatment, please go home and keep him inside until he is completely well.
Mrs. Klein: What about us?
Doctor: I suggest that all of you stay home, the time that is necessary.
Mrs.Klein: What else should we do?
Doctor: Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after your cough and sneeze. If you cough or sneeze use disposable tissues, put them in a plastic bag, and throw them in the trash. Also it`s very important to keep your house clean… ventilate your house.
Mrs. Klein: What about if I have to go out?
Doctor: Then, you should avoid kissing other people and hand shaking, and wear a face mask.
Mrs. Klein: What about food? What kind of food should we eat?
Doctor: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that have vitamin C.
Mrs. Klein: Should we avoid pork products?
Doctor: Swine flu can`t be spread through pork products, since the virus is not transmitted through food. If you follow my recommendations, George will be fine in about five days.
Mrs. Klein: Oh, thank your doctor.
Doctor: Just follow my instructions… and come back in three more days or before if he doesn`t feel well.
(they get out of the office. They go see to George. The nurse gives him the medicine).
ACT IV. At George`s hospital bed
Doctor: Don`t worry Mrs. Klein, he will be fine.
Mrs. Klein: Thank your doctor.
By K I D S I N CO
Read this Script in Spanish
What is Swine flu? – for KIDS!
Que es la Fiebre Porcina? – para NIÑOS!
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