Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Dark Depth


These days my daughter’s health is paramount in my mind; moreso when I visit home. I just got back from a visit to my parents and she has little boils sprouting for the umpteenth time. She has been placed on antibiotics over and over again. There’s probably nothing worse than watching someone you love so dearly suffering and you are unable to do anything about it.
I was going to bring her here for her test but the current face-off between govt and doctors have made the hospitals worse than they are. I am just waiting for the craziness to die down plus I really do not have a place for her to stay here yet.
The thing is I am worried and angry at the same time. I am worried that I have brought an innocent life into the wahala of this virus and I am angry that I am powerless in this regard. I do not know how I can go on if this girl is finally diagnosed positive. She did not ask to be born. She didnt.
Please, Madam Sting, how does HIV present in toddlers?