PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
ZION
 
Comments: 2
Article views: 1
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all ZION's badges.
 

Father-grandfater-husband Part 2

10 December 2012, 07:02
FATHER  GRANDFATHER HUSBAND:  PART  2

There is a well hackneyed saying: “ To toss a curved ball” In many cases this curved ball will harmlessly deflect of the bat or strike the wickets and the batsman will be out. Life, too, has its curved ball tossed by the hand of man or fate and usually the result is life or death.   

A few weeks ago I submitted an article with a similar heading and in that case the ball created life and the person shook off his coma but the downside is he had to forfeit his sight in one of his eyes while the other remained semi-blind.  His one hand and arm was paralysed while the other could not be controlled. He is hungry much of the time and food is unloaded beside his bed. Nobody feeds him and when visiting hour arrives, members of his family have to feed him. Complaints were made to the senior staff of the hospital but all allegations of incompetence were denied. Nobody noticed a hardly edible sandwich on a saucer, untouched and hard.

Nobody noticed that his stumps had to be cleansed regularly and another piece has to be removed due to infection. Nobody noticed he is still a human being. His wife, an elderly lady, visited him daily and assisted with the lavations, feeding and ablutions. Sadly , at her age she could not keep pace with the Lackadaisical  tempo of the hospital and her health failed too. She now resides in the ICU suffering from blood clots on her lungs and breathing difficulties.     

This is not a third world hospital somewhere in the bush but supposedly one belonging to the best organisations in this country. The public is duped to believe the service is of the best overall yet visitors come to feed their loved ones and that in itself tells of the mentality that exists in these hospitals.I hope I never have to write the article: MOTHER - GRANDMOTHER - WIFE.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Mkhuseli Vangile778
The questions...

With the overplayed escapisms fed to us all, we forget to ask critical questions.  Read more...

5 comments 173 views
Submitted by
Rhowen Van Der Heever
Sculpting diversions

A Statue is hardly to blame for the failures of South Africa. Read more...

17 comments 1052 views
Submitted by
MikeFraser
Cecil John Rhodes the scapegoat

Let's hope the real issue for the lack of transformation will be addressed as speedily as the decision by UCT Senate to remove the statue of CJ Rhodes. Read more...

24 comments 1257 views
Submitted by
Julian Faasen
UCT too white

Unpacking Institutional Racism and White Privilege at UCT. Read more...

100 comments 4137 views
Submitted by
Fired up
The End of Utopia- A Perspective ...

French-American anthropological philosopher René Girard argues that modernity is the end of history, in effect it’s the apocalypse foreseen by the Book of Revelation, if not in a literal, yet still in a Biblical sense.  Read more...

39 comments 1494 views
Submitted by
Alex
Are celebrities responsible for t...

The massive outpouring of pain that was the result of Zyn Malik leaving the musical group One Direction and the level of disturbing behaviour that has resulted from it is pretty unbelievable. Read more...

10 comments 810 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.