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Posted Jan 27 2009 8:22pm
Margret died in the ICU on Friday night. Another 19-year-old dead. Another motherless baby. Deb went to visit her last night in the ICU and was told that she arrested again and died on Friday. We couldn't find her guardians, they took the body to the village sometime on Sunday, but I did get the name of the village. With a bit of luck we may be able to track down her daughter and find out what we can do to help. At this moment I feel numb. Another life lost and the downward spiral started because a vaginal pack was left inside after suturing a normal tear?! It's infuriating and senseless and unfair. I hope that someone is keeping score of all this suffering and loss. Is there any meaning? any hope? any lesson in any of this?

The little baby boy I delivered a two Wednesdays ago and had to resuscitate, has a chest wall defect and may have some other abnomalities. Dr Mwansambo, the Pediatrician, thinks his heart may be positioned on the right side of his chest. He is still in the nursery in a borderline condition. Wait and see.
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