I consulted the doctor about the necessity of hiring a family doctor but was told that wouldn’t be necessary, as all I needed to do was make sure my father took his medication on time, as well as measure his blood pressure every day to keep a record of it.
However, I wasn't entirely convinced by what the doctor told me, so I decided to consult Eric. The fact that I would think to ask about his opinion on things made me realize all of a sudden that I had come to rely on him. It took a long time before the call connected after I dialed his number, so I asked, “Are you busy?”
“I'm in a meeting.”
“Oh, did I disturb you?”
“I quite like your disturbance, so tell me, what's going on?”
I told him my father's situation, to which he mulled over before saying, “Since the doctor said it's alright, I think you should let him go home, while I can get you a renowned cardiovascular specialist to attend to him personally.”