I will just share an unfortunate situation that happened a few days ago. It was one fine day; my first day of work in this particular hospital. Everything was falling perfectly into the routine nature of my job. Not until the clock hit 11:00 am. (Okay, not exactly.I just think it was around that time.)
A man in his early thirties, came rushing to the ER, carrying a woman who seemed to be his wife. She was literally covered with blood. Following them was a pretty little girl, around five years of age. At first glance, it looked like the woman had been in a bad accident. The doctors and nurses immediately attended to her. The little girl on the other hand, confused on what was going on, just stood in one corner of the ER, shaking. Perhaps her dad was too occupied by what happened to his wife that he didn't notice how terrified his daughter was.
Being a nurse, I am used to seeing people bathing in their own blood. I am used to seeing patients take their last breath. But, being used to those things doesn't mean they no longer affect me. Because no matter how you put it, being sick---or dying, is always ugly. Sometimes, it's not the death that makes me feel really really bad. Rather, it's the stories behind their death and the aftermath.
Apparently, the woman hadn't been in an accident. According to her husband, she was mercilessly shot. In the head! They were supposed to meet somebody to get money amounting to 20,000php. However, instead of being met by their contact, they were met by two women. Yes, the shooter is a woman! The incident happened in a very public place, which is always swarming with people. The little girl witnessed everything! She was just beside her mother when the gun was pointed to her head.
A staff of the hospital noticed how scared the little girl was, so she picked her up and brought her inside the office. She is not supposed to see what was happening in the ER. She was still shaking even when the staff let her sit in a chair. Another staff offered her water and without a word, she took a few sips. After a few minutes, she uttered a question that could break any person's heart, "Will mommy still wake up?"
There is no sense in giving her false reassurance, so the staff just told her that her mom is being taken cared of by doctors and nurses. After around forty minutes, her dad called her and said,"Your mommy is gone..." :'c
How cruel can people really be? Even if the intentions of the shooter wasn't clear, taking the woman's life can never justify her actions.
Life is a gift given by God. No people has any right taking it away. It is really sad that some people play god. They have no respect to life. Some waste their own. When they're not satisfied, they even destroy others' lives.
The woman didn't literally die that day. Her body was still alive. She was even transferred to the ICU. But, the shot was really fatal. The bullet's entry point was behind her left ear. Exit point was in her right temple. Too much blood was lost. Yesterday, when I asked one of the hospital staff if the woman is still alive, she told me that she already passed away.
|The sun will rise again.|
May she rest in peace. And may the people who did it to her pay for their sin. Maybe not here on earth. On the other side, I guess. For the little girl and her dad, as well as the relatives, may they find justice for her soon.
It's sad to hear about the news however these unfortunate events happen every minute of the day in all parts of the world. There is no escaping. I believe that if it's your time, it is.ReplyDelete
That's just crazy! I don't know how I would react if I saw her but then I don't work in a hospital...I do hope they'll find and punish whoever it is that did that to her. Very sad.ReplyDelete
I hope they will find justice soon and hope that the little girl's emotional trauma will be well taken care of.. God Bless the woman's soul..ReplyDelete
So tragic experience. That child won't easily recover from this trauma. Hope and pray that she will stay strong for her mom.ReplyDelete
It's sad to hear stories like this and how people resort to this. The woman had a family so it makes it even sadder.ReplyDelete
So sad to hear about the woman's flight. To hell with the perpetrators, babae pa yung isa. Dapat talaga ibalik na ang Death Sentence. Firing squad is a good one.ReplyDelete
Just sad to hear that this unfortunate event happened to this family over money - 20,000 at that. I hope they catch the people who did this and bring them the appropriate punishment. My heart goes out to the dad and the little girl.ReplyDelete
That was really terrible, that there are people willing to do harm to others for the sake of money. Sometimes its just so small amount of money that a precious life can be taken away. Poor little girl, she lost her mom at a young age.ReplyDelete
This is traumatic with the daughter, seeing her mother being shot right in front of her.People can really be cruel.ReplyDelete
Sometimes, it is difficult to understand why things like this are allowed to happen in this world. I feel for the child and hope that her father can attend to her even in the midst of his own grief.ReplyDelete
The reason why I'm not on the medical field is that I am scared of blood... I'm always amazed at doctors and nurses for being brave enough in handling those situations.ReplyDelete
Ohmygawd! That's too much and really traumatic for her daughter. I just wish the women who shot her mother dead will not be let at large and pay for what she did. This is really tragic! :(ReplyDelete
Justice for this mom... Rest in peace... I just hope the killer would soon be caught and pay for what she did!ReplyDelete
It breaks my heart after reading this and I am teary eyed. The one who did that is so cruel and I know God will take care of the victim. In time I believe justice will be served it may not be here on Earth.ReplyDelete
My heart goes out the little girl. It's so unfair and cruel to lose her mother in such a tragic way.ReplyDelete