It's 4:22 AM, Sunday Morning, 12 October. I've just received a text message from James that Kadiatu has lost the baby. Sierra Leone has the highest infant mortality rate in the world. Kadiatu has been hospitalized and in labor for weeks, that she was allowed to remain this way, without c-section; without any help to her or the child is pitiful ....all the while the hospital was collecting fees. C-sections are performed in Sierra Leone, but it depends on whether the patient can afford it or not, whether the patient lucks into the right hospital. What a sad day. We pray for Salu, Kadiatu and Salma for the loss of another child in their family. So sad.
Salu has arrived at St. Laurence House. James and Kadijah are going with him to see Kadiatu, to make sure she is alright.
In other news, word reached us that there is slight improvement in Pa Barrie. We will let you know as we find out information. Keep up the prayers, please!
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