Finally, Carbajal left Mr. Midnight in his truck and went to Piedmont Henry Hospital to find out what was wrong. As it turned out, the pain was from his appendix, and the doctors told him he needed to have emergency surgery to have it taken out.
“When I was told by the doctor that I was going to have emergency surgery I didn't want to do it because I had no idea what was going to happen to Mr. Midnight,” Carbajal said. “He was inside my 18-wheeler waiting for me to come back. I was more worried about Mr. Midnight than I was about myself.”
Carbajal told the doctors and nurses about Mr. Midnight, waiting for him back in his truck, hoping they might be able to help. A group of nurses quickly stepped up to the challenge, determined to find Mr. Midnight a safe place to go while his dad was in the hospital. After a lot of quick thinking and asking around, they finally found someone who could help and come up with a plan.