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Mommy’s Love

Posted on: May 16, 2013

Hi Guys!
This is just me, All the way in ward D2, Tired, Hungry, Angry with associated waist pain. All that standing!

Whoever said Junior Clerkship was a lounging year told a really big lie because what I’m experiencing right now is far from lounging!

I’m starting with the rotation that people seem to find easy and I’m complaining like this… I don’t even want to get to Obs & Gynae or Surgery any time soon! Surgery especially!

I started my paediatrics posting last week Thursday and it hasn’t even been so much fun. I love babies and little children but seeing babies in obvious pain and holding on to life is so heartbreaking!

I wonder why innocent babies will come down with such horrible conditions.

In the span of 3 days, I have studied about, learnt and seen 5 pathologies I didn’t even learn about in pathology class!. This life.

Anywho, I have come to observe so many mummies that appeared to have taken up residence at their child’s bedside. Some of them don’t even have a change of clothes but they are always there. Praying, Pacing, Crying and Sitting in the most uncomfortable plastic chairs.

Tunde Kelani’s ‘Maami‘ comes to mind. It is a docu-drama about motherly love. Despite the horrible acting, it still brought me to tears. Even ‘Aftershock‘ and ‘Titanic‘ didn’t move me to tears. I’m not even stone hearted. Contrary to what Habeebah believes.

Nothing beats a mother’s love.

But when I thought about it, Father’s love may come off as cuter than mother’s love.

I watch as a widowed father cuddled his neonate to sleep. Loveliest thing I’ve seen in a while. The man looked sad and happy at the same time. I felt for him.

May we not have any cause to ditch the comfort of our homes to sit in uncomfortable hospital chairs. Amin.

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4 Responses to "Mommy’s Love"

My dear, that’s the best of prayers.
You don’t have to be light hearted to be moved to tears by these. Is it the pain the innocent child is? Or the indirect pain the parent are as a result of what their kid is going through? Or the thought of ‘That could have been me’?.
I pray all the kids recover soon and may Gods hand be evident in their life.
And this has reminded us all one thing, ‘be greatful to God cos that could have been you on the bed or on the plastic chair’ but we are not and those who are on the plastic chair will have a reason to celebrate God for life and health very soon. Amen!

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. God bless you.

AMEN!!!btw doc wats a neonate?

A neonate is a child less than 28 days old.

Yesso. That’s d main reason i hate paedo wards. Some parents have been residing in LUTH for more than a year. U’l be surprised. Sad story.
And to your prayer, Amin to that too.
Stab some postings, manage ur stress wisely. lool. Tada

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