Well, after a period of mourning and dejection over my silly mistake, I realized that I could choose to be bitter or better. So I learned everything I could about cerebral palsy. I found great resources online and joined communities of parents…
Dr. Animasaun blinked twice. “You know that’s drug abuse right?”
“Well,… I just don’t want the money we paid for health insurance to waste.”
Dr. Animasaun sighed. Partial knowledge could indeed be catastrophic.
Iren knew her mum could be extremely dramatic sometimes, but she sounded quite serious this time around. ‘Could eating sugar cause diabetes? Or is it just a myth that has been propagated to make people not eat so much sugar and sweet things?’ she wondered as she continued drinking her garri.
“Something is wrong Derin. Her body feels unusually warm. Oh dear God, I pray it’s nothing serious because we just finished one drama of colds, catarrh, and malaria last week.” Imade said worriedly. “Sweetheart, will you try speaking to her? Maybe hearing your voice could calm her a bit.”
He slipped two tiny nylon bags into Jomi’s hands.
“What’s this?”Jomi asked, looking at the brightly coloured tablets in the nylon.
“You’re going to need it. It’s very effective at handling body pains, and trust me the pains are just begining.”