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She needs to Rest

first_imgMa Sue loved everything about grooming in the evenings.“Mama, I want to bathe,” she normally gurgled after every evening meal.On November 11, 2014, her mother decided to give her a little extra to eat. A plate of steamed plantain, sliced potatoes, seasoned chicken and some left over banana bread from the previous night.Weighing more than the average three year-old in her community, Ma Sue loved to eat.After spending months in the hospital when she was just an infant, the treatment center that cared for her insisted that ma Sue should be placed on multi-vitamins; including daily doses of folic acid.According to her mother, who asked not to be named, she had flourished from a malnourished child who received gasps and frightened stares, to an overweight bundle of joy that everyone now wanted to hold.While at the table, Ma Sue began to look pale.  “Mama, my stomach is full. I don’t want anymore, I just want to rest,” she irritably wiggled under her feeding table.“What’s wrong Ma Sue,” her mother asked,” is your stomach hurting today?” she questioned. It had been months since Ma Sue had the slightest fever, and she was worried.“I’m sleepy mama, I just want to lie down,” Ma Sue whispered.Not wanting Ma Sue to cry, her mother says she rushed to the table and quickly picked up her child.“Let’s go and take a bath. I know you want to get cleaned up. Then afterwards, you can take your rest my love,” her mother cooed.Ma Sue did not respond, she only allowed her mother to lead her into the bathroom.  She appeared so weak.Once Ma Sue was in the tub being scrubbed, her mother noticed that she wasn’t reacting to the bubbles as usual.‘Ma Sue, what’s wrong baby, are you okay, you look so weak?” her mother asked.“I want to lie down,” she yawned as she silently closed her eyes.Ma Sue was prepared for bed, though half asleep. Her mother creamed her, put on her night clothes and rocked her gently.‘I love you Ma Sue, sleep well my dear. I’ll see you in the morning,” she whispered as the child finally closed her eyes altogether.Ma Sue was taken to her mother’s room to sleep that night, her mother says.  While cleaning the dining room, she noticed it was just a little after 8:00 p.m.“I need to get some rest myself,” she thought.After taking a shower and preparing herself for bed, she knelt near Ma Sue and began to pray.“Allah, watch over this child who has been through enough in her tiny life. Her dreams are bigger then her age, and I pray that you will see her through them. I leave her life in your hands because she is your creation and you know what’s best for her.”Unconscious of how tired she herself was, she says she wrapped her arms around Ma Sue and fell asleep.Awaken by the heat in her bedroom, Ma Sue’s mother noticed it was well after 3 a.m. Confused as to why Ma Sue never woke up for her midnight warm milk, she says she hurriedly ran to the kitchen to mix it.Upon arriving in her bedroom 20 minutes later, she noticed Ma Sue was still lying in the same position she had left her in.“Ma Sue,” she called.There was no reply or any movement from Ma Sue as she lay stiffly on the velvet bedspread that her mother had laid her on the night before.“My child left me that night just like that. If I had known that Ma Sue was going to die that night, I would have never let her go to bed; to sleep,” she mumbled.Meanwhile the family, all Muslims, buried Ma Sue right after the Ebola task force ruled out the virus as the cause of the child’s death. According to Ma Sue’s mother, she was born with a sickness that they were never able to understand.“The doctors told me what it was two years ago, but I never took it seriously because she started getting better. I wish I had,” she sobbed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ashes test series: Australia’s Marsh joins Warner under injury cloud,Ashes test series: Australia’s Marsh joins Warner under injury cloud

first_imgNovember 22, 2017 × ShaunMarsh-new   –  Reuters SHARE RELATED null cricket Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL Cummins grabs breakthrough after England dominate ShaunMarsh-new   –  Reuters sport COMMENT Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has joined opener David Warner as an injury concern on the eve of the series-opening Ashes test against England in Brisbane.Marsh strained his back during training at the Gabba on Wednesday, Cricket Australia said, a day after Warner hurt his neck during a fielding drill.All-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been drafted in as cover for Warner should the vice-captain be unable to shake off the injury.However, there was no suggestion from the board that a second player would be brought in to cover for Marsh, who would have moved up the order to open with his uncapped Western Australia team mate Cameron Bancroft.Australian skipper Steve Smith backed Warner to be fit and ready for the start of the five-match series, before Marsh’s injury was revealed later on Wednesday.Maxwell was omitted from the 13-man Ashes squad named last week, with Marsh named as his replacement.The selection of the injury-prone Marsh was criticised by local media and pundits given his modest test record and Australia’s usual preference for an all-rounder to help with the bowling load.“He’ll be alright”Smith said Warner’s neck was causing him discomfort when lifting his head more than when he moved it from side-to-side, which could be a concern on the Gabba’s typically bouncy pitch.However, the hard-hitting lefthander eased some fears by batting in the nets late on Tuesday and told Smith he was hopeful of playing.“Davey’s confident that he’ll be OK,” Smith told reporters at the Gabba on Wednesday. “He said he’ll even bat like Shivnarine Chanderpaul if he has to and face the other way. So, I think he’ll be alright,” the captain added with a smile.West Indies batsman Chanderpaul was renowned for his idiosyncratic front-on batting stance.England captain Joe Root, who declined to reveal the makeup of the tourists’ side, expected Warner to take his place in the home team.“I’m sure it’ll be fine, these sort of things tend to crop up before a big series,” he told reporters at the Gabba. “But I don’t think we need to change our plans on anything. We’ll still prepare the same.”Smith also confirmed that pace trio Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood will all bowl in Brisbane, meaning the side will be as expected barring Warner’s possible absence.Team: David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (captain), Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon. COMMENTSlast_img read more

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