Friday, March 28, 2008


Rough day in Inhassunge. Our truck was hailed by one of the outlying health posts as we drove to the main sede. They had a patient that needed to go to the main center and the ambulance was far away. Nurses had been sent to wait in the road until we came by. They ran back to get the patient. She was woman maybe in her 20s with the horrible skeletal look of end stage AIDS. She couldn't sit up so she was loaded in the back of the truck with relatives. I hoped she wasn't too uncomfortable as we bounced along the dirt track. We arrived at Inhassunge and she died just a few minutes later. I hate the thought of her last moments being in that truck, but maybe she was looking at the sky. Inhassunge also has a new skeletal baby and have not much to offer but milk. I saw the father holding it while I was working in the lab. He was trying to bottle-feed it, but was interrupted by teensy coughs. I'm worried the baby may not be strong enough to eat the amount it needs.


Blogger Laine said...

Hang in there. You can make a difference.

March 28, 2008 at 7:11 AM  

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