Saturday, April 25, 2009
Terminating a viable pregnancy is illegal in Kenya. Consequently women go to extreme methods to terminate "unwanted" pregnancies. We had three patients admitted this week for this reason. The first patient was in septic shock, the second patient in renal failure and the third patient in acute respiratory distress. Each woman, eventually shared why she did what she did and the intense remorse each felt. 2 of these women are still in critical condition, and the most critical care I can give is assuring them of God's love, forgiveness and desire to enter into relationship with them.