A Very Sad Week

Dessa pictured on the right at a party in 2006.

This past week has been one filled with sorrow. Last Friday we got word that Dessa, a good friend of ours from Bugnay, passed away suddenly from what looked like Typhoid fever. She left behind her husband and three small children; her first born here in 2007 and the youngest only nine months old. We miss her greatly and our hearts ache for her family. Then yesterday morning we got news that one of our patients from the village of Lacnog died suddenly from eclampsia. Caryang was only 17 years old and pregnant with twins. Because of her age and the fact that she was pregnant with twins she was at high risk for eclampsia, but up until she was rushed to the hospital she had had no symptoms. Sometimes it can get overwhelming how quickly loved ones can be taken away, especially living in a country where healthcare is so lacking. On the other hand, I know that God has used the clinic to bring more than 800 babies safely into the world – so for that I am thankful. If you think of it, please keep Dessa and Caryang’s family in your prayers.

Published by gthemidwife

I am a Certified Professional Midwife working as a missionary and Director of the Abundant Grace of God Maternity Center, Tabuk City, Kalinga Philippines.

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