With having the medical clinic right on our property, one of the things we often have to do is drive people home, or pick sick people up. Yesterday, Sean and I had to drive a mother home with her 3 year old daughter who had just died. The child had gotten very sick that night and in the morning headed out on the 2-3 hour walk to our clinic. The little girl was very ill so she had to carry her on her back the whole way, running whenever she had the energy to. By the time she made it here, the child had died. We were driving them both back home but there was a large rain storm, and our truck couldn’t make it the whole way. We ended up having to take turns carrying the little girl up the hill to their home. At the top of the hill, when we finally saw the home, the Grandmother saw us carrying the body and she came running to take the girl from me. This family was so poor, and lived so far from the nearest medical clinic.
A million emotions run through your mind on days like that.