Broken Mirrors – Episode 4

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Kamal was reclining on his couch, watching Discovery Channel and allowing his mind to wander here and there when he began to hear voices at his doorstep. He had recently relocated his wife and two kids to Ireland and he would soon be joining them in a few months. He had found that his kids would get better education at a cheaper cost than if he tried to give them the same quality here in Nigeria. He lived alone in the BQ of an apartment off University of Lagos Road pending the time he would finally move. The main building was an office and it was empty at night, so he was practically alone in the building. He wondered who it was that the mallam had let in without his prior instruction. He got up and padded towards the window that gave him a clear view of his doorway. He made out the familiar form of his friend of twenty years, Derin and his wife, with Derin carrying their son Isaac. They seemed to be having some argument but he caught none of what they were saying clearly because of the din of the neighborhood generators. He quickly went to open the door and then undid the burglary proof. The first thing he noticed in the light of the doorway which he hadn’t when looking through the window was how disheveled they both looked. The last they had spoken the night before, Derin had told him he would be visiting his mum in Ibadan.

“What happened in Ibadan?” he asked as he let them in without a greeting. Derin was his brother from another mother, and they had the kind of relationship where he could ask stuff like that. This time however, Derin didn’t answer him but went to sit on the edge of the L-shaped couch.

“Oga, I know you haven’t had plenty practice, but I’ve had more than you, and I at least know that sitting like that and holding a baby is atrocious. Now, Awazi, can you tell me…” Kamal was saying, when Derin cut in rather coldly

“The baby is dead.”

“What!” Kamal exclaimed, then turned to Awazi and asked with a shake of his head “he’s joking right?”

She turned away without an answer and the tears poured from her eyes once again. Kamal practically jumped over to Derin’s side and one look at Isaac told him that they weren’t joking. Rigor Mortis was already setting in on the little man’s body and it was obvious he had been dead for a while.

“When? How? Oh my God, Why?” Kamal asked, punching the couch to punctuate each question.

“Look, Kamal, you’re the only one I could come to for this. I cannot bury my child, it’s an eewo. You would have to oblige me with this. Tonight.”

“Kamal, I’ve told him, I don’t care if his Yoruba-ness means he cannot bury his own child, but I am not Yoruba, and I will bury my child!” Awazi thundered.

“Woman, will you be reasonable? Parents should not bury their own children!” Derin equally bellowed.

“Calm down, you two! You’ve obviously been through a lot today, and your nerves are frayed. But you shouldn’t be tearing each other apart, what you both need the most now is to comfort each other.” Kamal said, stepping in between the quarreling couple.

Facing Awazi, he continued in a much softer voice, “I understand how you feel dear, but you’ll also need to understand Derin. He’s not saying you cannot know where your child is buried to pay respects. But to be the one burying Isaac, your own child, is taboo here.”

His words seemed to calm them both down, and he simply took Isaac from Derin and then collected the death certificate.

“You guys cannot go home today, so you can have my place for the night. I’ll sleep out in a hotel.”

But Awazi shook her head firmly and said “I want to go home.”

And then she turned to Derin and said “Now”.

Together all three left the house, Derin and his wife for their Sabo apartment, and Kamal for Atan Cemetery. Kamal had done much for Derin in their career as friends, but this was yet the most painful he had to do.

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Early the next morning, Dr. Haruna Ajanaku sat in a meeting he would rather not be having. But he was a shrewd business man and he knew that he could not afford to be unprepared for the possibility of legal action from the young Derin. He remembered the young man’s father well, and if the boy was anything like his father, he would be reasonable. Seated in the room to his right was his long time friend and lawyer, Rasheed Sanda. The young man that had ensured Hakeem’s coup didn’t work had been recruited by him. Also present were Hakeem, and the head matron of the hospital, Bintu. Bintu knew more about the actual running ofhospitals than most doctors and she had become a trusted confidant over the years. Prior to the meeting, she had interviewed the two front desk nurses extensively to get information on what had happened. He trusted her that much, he would not need to talk to them himself.

The lawyer was saying “from Bintu’s account of things, Otunba, there are two things that are clear immediately. The deceased was never your patient; hence, you cannot be accused of neglecting him in a court of law. Neglect is only technically possible if the individual is already a patient of your hospital, which isn’t the case here. Remember, I speak only of law here, not public opinion. I’ve examined your procedure book too, and it would seem there was no breech in your documented procedure. These two are strong points.”

“That’s what I’ve been saying sir,” Hakeem interjected.

“And a smart lawyer could bring up the fact that the baby’s father was in fact our patient, and that the baby died on our premises in front of two nurses,” and with obvious disdain, she added “a doctor who happened to be our Chief Medical Officer at that time.”

“What do you think about Bintu’s thoughts, Rasheed?” Dr. Haruna said.

Hakeem seethed. Even a mere matron’s thoughts seemed to carry more weight than his own words in these discussions.

“It’s a valid point. We can counter that however. The proof that he’s a patient is when he produces his card, which he did not. However, you’re A&E procedures would be called into question anyhow you want to look at it. A baby’s case should have been handled separate from regular patients, and I expected that even if the nurses did not know that, Hakeem here should have.” The lawyer’s voice was expressionless as he spoke in a well practiced professional monotone, but even that needled Hakeem.

“So the best bet for us would be?” Dr. Haruna asked, even though he knew the answer already.

“First, we do all we can to convince him not to go to court. That would be the most favorable outcome for us in this matter. Your offer to him through his mother will hopefully accomplish that. Where that fails, and he serves us notice of litigation, we will go to court and attempt to convince their lawyer and the judge that settling out of court will be the best course of action for all the parties involved. That can be kept quiet and easily managed to ensure there is no negative publicity and we can work a clause into the settlement to ensure that they do not speak to the press or public about the matter once they take the option.” Rasheed reeled out.

“And if he refuses to settle?” Bintu asked.

“Then we prepare for a court battle, the intensity of which will be determined by the quality of his legal representation. We might be able to blow a simpleton away, but if he gets a formidable lawyer, this will be a serious battle. That is what we have to wait and see.” Rasheed responded

“And, manage the media, Rasheed. We don’t want any of this getting out now, do we? In my long career, many men have died under my watch. But none of them has been because I chose not to treat them; all without exception were beyond my treatment. And now this debacle?” Otunba said more to himself than to the others. Then he dismissed the meeting with a sigh “we wait.”

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Awazi’s night had been tumultuous. She had slept in fits, and watching Derin sleep so deeply annoyed her for quite no reason, even though her brain told her he should be tired after all of that driving. She managed to finally find sleep at about five in the morning. The sound of the doorbell woke her up, and when she checked the time, she realized she had slept for about three hours. Derin was already up, and she guessed he would get the door. She woke up with a banging headache, and it seemed the turmoil of the previous day just began to take its toll on her body. She sat up in the bed, and as she did, her eye caught something beside the pillow. It was the plastic bunch of keys toy they used to distract Isaac when he was being restless. The sight of the toy brought back a deluge of memories to her. He had just begun trying to move from his sitting position as he tried to follow the toy when he flung it forward. The tears formed in her eyes as they roamed the room, picking items that had been there only because of Isaac. Diapers. His bib. His tiny socks. She couldn’t take seeing them any longer and in spite of the pain in her head, she jumped up from the bed and raced to the living room. She almost ran back into the room. Seated in the living room was Kamal. That wasn’t the issue though. The real issue was her mother in-law who was also seated there. She could not phantom why the woman had come this early in the day, and she unconsciously scanned the living room for signs that the woman had brought some Yoruba damsel to come and audition for wifely roles. No signs. She steadied her breathing.

She stepped into the parlor and said hi to Kamal, mumbled something that was meant to be a greeting to Agatha, and then turned to her husband who was seated in one of the dining chairs with eyes that said “you better start explaining this to me right now.”

Derin got the question his wife was silently asking and he quickly began to explain “mum just came in with Kamal now and they say they have something important they would like to discuss with us.” He placed the emphasis on the “us” so she her apprehensions would at least be calmed down. They had not begun to say what they had come for, but it was obvious to him they had discussed and agreed on whatever they had come to say. He had just been about to go and wake Awazi up when she came out anyway, so it was all well and good. Awazi sat at the edge of the couch closer to him. He was still upset with his mum for her outburst the previous day, but then, she was his mum. It was unthinkable for him not to have let her in, and he was sure Awazi knew that.

“Derin, in Yorubaland, it is not the elder that makes peace with the younger. But this pain is one we all share, and I know no one would feel it deeper than your wife. So first, I would like to say sorry to her for yesterday…” Agatha began.

Awazi was incensed. She was sitting right here, and this woman was here in her own home talking about her as if she was not here, speaking only to Derin. She had had it!

“With all due respect ma,” she said “I am seated right here. Please talk to me, as a person in my own right, and not through Derin as some sort of proxy.”

Agatha opened her mouth to say something, and then she thought better of it. The thought of what the doctor had told her, and how she knew it would destroy her son if she didn’t succeed at this kept her.

Instead, she said “it is a habit, my dear, and it will take time to move beyond it. But to the crux of the matter, as to why I came into Lagos this early. I am sure you are wondering why. Look, Awazi, I will need your help in this one, and that is why you must listen to me now and forget the years past. If you love your husband, as much as I love him as my son, then we must do this for him.”

“What are you saying, mama?” Derin asked

“I know you very well Derin, and I know that all you want to do now is fight the hospital to the finish. You want to take them to court. You want to make them pay for your loss, for what they’ve done to you and your family. Your last words to the doctor yesterday evening said that clearly. And if you want all that, I don’t think anyone in their right senses would say you shouldn’t feel that way.” She paused and drank a bit of water.

Then she continued “But that legal battle would destroy you Derin. It would take your all to fight, and the hospital owners will not lie down. They will fight, fight hard and fight dirty. I do not want our pain to become the spectacle of the whole world. I do not want you to enter into a fight that will cost you more than you can afford.” She turned meaningfully to Awazi as she said the last line.

“I think it would be best if we all offered each other strength to move on from this, and leave all the fighting behind.”

It had taken all of Derin’s self control to allow his mum finish so that he would not set a bad precedence for Awazi by interrupting her. But now that she seemed to be done talking, he burst out

“So they should kill my child and get away with it? What kind of man would that make me? What is the difference between what they have done and if they actually put a gun to Isaac’s head and blew it away? Somebody has to make these people pay when they do things like this. And to make sure others like them are warned of consequences.”

“Look, Derin,” Kamal chipped in “why does that someone have to be you? You should be more interested in comforting your wife, and trying to pull your family together in this kind of time, rather than spending your energies on crusading against a behemoth!”

“Kamal! So if someone was to walk into your house to kill one of your kids… scratch that, both of them, you would simply try to move on and let them walk free?” Derin retorted

“Derin, those are two very DIFFERENT scenarios.” Kamal stood up and said with a wave of his hand.

“You see? Just the thought of it got you upset enough to stand up. See, Kamal, to me, they are the same! Someone else is responsible for the loss of my only child, and you people are asking me to let them go scot free.”

“Derin, we are asking you to do what is best for your family. It is the tougher decision to make, but ditch this vengefulness and think about your family!” Kamal returned to his chair as he said.

Agatha had been watching Awazi as the exchange ensued. She sensed that Derin would not agree to what she was going to propose, but Awazi might be her best ally to make this work. She addressed Awazi when she spoke next.

“Doctor Ajanaku deeply regrets what has happened, and is unwilling to fight. Look, I know a child is irreplaceable, hec Derin, I’m your mother. But more than ever, you need to begin to try for a child again.”

Awazi sat up at this. The suggestion of the Yoruba girl was about to come up. She said quietly

“Seeing that we don’t make children, and that it took us twelve years to have Isaac, what are you suggesting? That Derin should try to have a child with someone abi? So you can have your precious grandchild?”

“When I said you, I meant two of you, Awazi and Derin. The doctor is no stranger to the struggles to have Isaac, and his offer is that his hospital will sponsor the most advanced in-vitro fertilization therapy abroad for you. And he says though its expensive, it’s almost a hundred percent guaranteed to lead to conception. And then after conception, they will have a doctor and nurse dedicated to you when you return to Lagos until delivery.”

“Never!” Derin shouted, bolting up from the dining chair. “So they contrive to bribe me into being quiet and not dealing with them? Never, never, NEVER! We will try for a child by ourselves and still deal with them definitely. God who gave us Isaac will give us another child. But Dr. Omega and his ilk will be taught a lesson and made an example of.”

Awazi wasn’t flustered. “Did the doctor actually make this offer?” she addressed her question to Agatha.

“Yes, he did, after you people stormed out yesterday. He is an honorable man, and he will keep his word. If he had still been running the hospital and not that his excuse of a son, this unfortunate incident would never have happened.”

Derin looked at Awazi as if she had grown horns. He wanted to say something but Kamal caught him right before he spoke and stopped him “Derin, let’s hear her out abegi. No be by this your vexing and shouting.”

“If we were to take this offer,” Awazi queried “I would prefer to stay in the U.S. or whichever country the therapy is done throughout the pregnancy and deliver the child there, all at cost to the hospital. Travelling up and down can cause complications. No matter how dedicated the dedicated doctor and nurse are in Lagos, I’ll feel safer with their healthcare abroad than here.”

Agatha was happy that Awazi was on the same page with her. “I’m certain the doctor would be more than happy to accede to you requests once he is certain that you will be taking the offer up.”

Derin was livid with rage. “What stupid offer are you all talking about taking up? Awazi, you cannot be serious about allowing the people responsible for Isaac’s death to go scot free. I am not a party to this offer and will never be.”

Awazi stood up and went to her husband. “I miss Isaac, more than you can imagine. The sight of every little thing he used reminds me painfully of our loss. His socks. His bib. Everything. Every single little thing. But I want to move on from this pain, or it will drown me. If this treatment will give us a baby, please, I am begging you,” she went on her knees, “forget about this revenge and let us take it, and begin healing.”

Derin looked down at his wife. She seemed to be in so much pain as each word she spoke was obviously from depths of this pain. But he would not betray Isaac. He would fight to avenge his son.

He cupped her face in his hands, and told her “healing will only come when we have closure on this matter. I cannot betray my conscience and betray the memory of our son.”

“So you would rather hold on to a painful memory than let us move on?” Awazi inquired.

“You would rather we forgot our son in order to move on?” Derin asked right back.

He moved away from her, and faced his mother “tell him he will be hearing from my lawyers. And if he wants a fight, oh, he will get one hell of a fight.”

With that, he picked his keys and left the house.

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64 thoughts on “Broken Mirrors – Episode 4

  1. Nice piece you got here…firstly,Derin is really stubborn..but we can understand his pain.isaac is dead already,going to court won’t bring him back.I’m afraid,he might lose the case o…let’s wait and see what happens sha

  2. Dere r writer and dere r writers…..Tunde u bring this story to life……was living the story like I was dere…Good job dear.

  3. Now am so confused. Both parties are right, one just can’t let Isaac’s death go unpunished and also at the same time, vengence won’t bring him back. What a dilemma. Well, I’ll probably just go with Awazi and Agatha, move on though painful.

  4. Hmmm. Nothing is more painful than d loss of a human. But then again fighting 4d dead won’t bring dem back †̥ life. Only if Awazi cn kip trying to convince her husband and dey cud make their demands †̥ d hospital, outrageous or not!

  5. Tunde! Tunde!! Tunde!!! Hmmmmm u wee not kill me o! this story is getting Hawter and Hawter. Whatabout Guardians of d seal?

  6. Tunde ooooooo!! Can’t u like make this a daily thing?? Al this monday monday thing sef*sigh* oh well, like always, u nailed it.. Drama, suspense chai!! May God have mercy.. Wish, it can be make into a series so peeps who are less fortunate to know abt this can also have a taste…
    Back to the episode, the lawyer saying they can’t be sued for negligence couldn’t be anymore wrong like wearing a red top on a green pant! Makes u look like a tomato…
    Cos the oath doctors take is “Save life first, before other thing’! Let’s see how the story goes!!

    Once again, GOOOOOOOOD JOB!!!

  7. normally I wud say derin shud just accept d offer&move;on but it wll B more interesting and intriguing if they go 2 court*nuttygrin*

  8. Wow!!! The whole thing is complicated. Goin to court won’t bring the child back, accepting the offer from the doctor does not guarantee they’ll have a child and that they would even go ahead with payments to the end. The court case would only serve as a warning to other hospitals

  9. If anyone has lost someone close not to talk of an only child,nobody would say Derin is stubborn,all he needs is time and maybe he could reason but if he doesn’t,I can’t blame him,so many hospitals in Nigeria are in that category of neglecting even their own patients and they shld be made an example,its high time we got things right in this country,welldone bro

  10. I’m stiil confusd as 2 wat 2 say cos it’s really takn shape as if it hapnd nxt 2 me. Derin shld relax a little bit *sad face*

  11. Bros should calm down na. His vex or his threat to deal with the hospital won’t bring the child back oh. Tunde ur on point oh.

  12. Maybe cuz I’m not in Derin’s shoes, but I tink he’s being unreasonable. Take d offer n move on. Instead of venturing into a legal battle which wld last til God knows wen…(Rme)! Thumbs up tunde leye!

  13. The success of the IVF is the only thing that would make the acceptance worthwhile…but then is it 100% guaranteed??young lawyers will say court; young doctors will say IVF

  14. If not 4 d fact dat I kno u work everyday, I wld av pleaded dat dis shld be a daily dose. God will increase u on everyside. Always on point bro. Welldone sir.

  15. Loosing a child is the most painful thing on earth. Loosing it due to ones neglect and clear incompetence is another matter. Derin you can go ahead and fight.

  16. Enjoyin ya comments me I still blv TL shud make Dem go to court it will make it more interestin and derin looks like someone DAT will win dis if he puts his all…on anoda tot let him pity awazi and hope the invitro thingy works …

  17. And again ! Nice and long episode.. Tunde, please make the coming episodes as long as this too. I enjoyed it. Derin is just being human but I know Awazi will end up convincing him. She seems to have a strong hold on him..

  18. Uhhhhhm a couple of u guys think its cool for him not to go to court…well its cos its typical of we Nigerians to accept things as our “Fate” In every hospital dere should def.be an emergency room….to now say it was even a child…dey had no excuse not attending to d@ child @ d@ time…so Derin wanting to take dem to court is nopt ’cause its going to bring back d dead child but cos some drs need to be thot good lessons….dis kind of things def.cost drs in developed countries their licence

  19. How can u say he shd just forget d child nd move on? It took dm 12 solid years to hv Issac. What if d ivf ends up in miscarriage(s)? It will only take time before d hospital will stop sponsoring d ivf nd it will be too late to take dm to court. Meanwhile I had to read d first 2 episodes again before commenting nd guess u’ll agree wt me if u did also. D hospital’s ignorance killed d baby! I’m wt u on ds Derin

  20. is it just me or not cos am soooo not feeling this story shaaa not feelin d tunde tlsplace tinz…. sound like dem Nollywood movies but from people comments mayb i will just read it again and try to get it wella…. Am soorry tunde am not gonna post a thumbs up today…. forgive me

    • It will sound like a nollywood story bcus its Nigerian, look @ d story wholisticaly, it reasonable tenable realistic and well writen.

    • i guess u’d rather prefer a hollywood feel. i wonder when we nigerians’ll learn to become proudly nigerian. ure the best tunde

  21. Loosing a child is d most painful thing on earth! It’s nt easy 2 let go quickly. Dnt pray 2 witness such again. Well done TL!

  22. TL,i know a lot of people hates mondays as much as i do but you my friend,give me something to look forward to every monday.Nice write up.I don’t blame Derin for the way he feels cos my family also witnessed such in 2009 but i believe the best is to let go and let God. Waiting anxiously for the next episode.Mondays never come fast enough anymore,with your write up.Kudos

  23. *Yinmu* what a woman wants she gets. All d 1 Derin is doin na initial gra gra. Whn nite cme nd Awazi put his head for chest, LOBATAN.com. Its sad tho, bt they shld pls mve on.

  24. Being able 2 write dis guuuuud, & wit such level of imagination has got 2 b a gift. U practically av us eating outta d palm of ur hand wit evry story. Kip up d gud work, TL.
    Derin…… Huge dilemma here. Awazi its up 2 u o, cos dis man no go gree as I dey see am o.
    Bt I knw 4 dis story shaa, dey gatz go 2 court….we r jst on d 4th episode, guyz, wat do u expct?
    Lukn 4wrd 2 nxt monday

  25. Great writing TL, first time I’ve taken time to follow up on anything like this!

    Now people, let’s not lose sight of certain things, else the ‘naija’ mentality makes us forget there are principles. The nations we look up to today weren’t built on grounds of sentiment and settlement….but the reality is, compromise builds a future! If you’ve lost a loved one due to the ignorance of the already ‘standardless’ health vanguards we have today, then you’ll appreciate Derin’s position to the end. But Derin’s fight is not to bring back his son, but to ensure another couple won’t be put through the same trauma and who might not be given such a compensation. In a more civilised society and in a more proficient legal system, Derin would win the case without breaking a sweat. And if he lost, the damage would’ve been done anyway! The reputation of the clinic would’ve been destroyed and clientele depreciated!

    I talk too much and I ‘case my rest!’

  26. i cried when i read your piece. The pain is so real and alive. This couple has reached an impasse which precedes depression and suicide.

  27. OWW I cnt wait 2 c wot hapns next! I cn def undastand wre derinz cmg 4rm bt he shld listn 2 awazi a woman alwyz makes d ryt decisn

  28. Derin shld give em hell! That hospital shld be shut down! I understand that d fight will not bring back issac but it’ll will prevent other people from falling victim 2 these stupid hospitals.

    • And i the course of vengence and ensuring others dont go through this lets not forget that ultimately in life whether we choose to agree or not! death is not man made so having and putting in the positive attitude and mindset after the death of a loved one is ultimately to the advantage of the one alife. cos you get to leave any vengence to God and allow new and beautiful things flow into our lives…forgiveness its hard but like awazi said its beta to heal than to get drowned by the pains!!!

  29. Nice one! I like dat kamal’s line “let’s hear her out abeg, no be by dis ur vexing! Pls let derin accept d offer. Moving on is not easy but its d best and wisest thing to do! Feel his pain tho

  30. Sometimes, we have to pick our battles. Cos a lawyer can prove that that child who died within minutes of being in d hosp would/could still have died despite intervention. It however doesn’t prove jack to d parents, cos they wd rather have seen attempts being made at saving the child. Why does d lawyer think d kid wasn’t a patient? I tot Derin went to d records dept to get a card?
    The truth is dt, with a good lawyer, the hospital can turn all to their advantage and win ds case. They have d upper hand of knowing in a way(sad).
    Now, y do they have to make a choice btw fighting for their baby n den having another baby? Y did I get d impression they were comfortable? Can’t they pursue an IVF program in 9ja on their own tab and den fight their case along side? Y does every1 already assume she can’t get pregnant again spontaneously? Plus d picture painted was more of recurrent miscarriages not infertility(if I recall correctly), so y is dt arrogant papa hakeem dangling iVF in their faces like he is offering dem oxygen?
    Derin needs to give himself brain n not lose everything he has in ds fight. Cos he is already putting up dt attitude of nothing u can do wd stop me. He sdnt push his wife away. Cos let’s face it, ds baby is dead. She is a woman, ds is day1 without her baby, she doesn’t need to be hearing all ds at ds time, she hasn’t even dealt with all her stages of grief yet, she sd just be allowed to mourn….and den to forget….and den subsequently replace.

    • i wonder y they are jumping into replacement too… allow her morn and heal and then let her descover for herself the need to replace… awwww dis is sooo painful. i see and know the pain of barreness not to think of suffering it and when you feel its al gone the it gives you a visit yet again!!! lossing that child!!!

  31. 1. Every1 seems 2 4get dat Derin got a patients card 4 d child so he was officially deir patient.
    2. To make dis story long and complicated, I know Derin will take up d fight.
    3. Like is d case when a man does things dat feed d pain of his wife, he’ll definitely lose his marriage @ d end of dis… I see a couple dat will grow apart and become strangers 2 each other in d course of vengeance…

  32. yea, i didn forget the part of him getting a patient’s card. it’s jus a bit dicy which way to follow but i jus hate to go with the lousy and insensitive mother-in- law. im soo tripping 4 ur write- ups, tunde

    • I’m sure Derin understands that winning or losing the case won’t bring back Issac, but justice must be served else hospitals will always take advantage of people like this and never learn..
      Get a mad lawyer and take them to court, that’ll teach other hospitals to attend to their patients quickly..
      Great piece by the way.

  33. i totally empathize with these couples!!! but what i cant understand is the fact that they havent had a day to even try to reconcile their hearts with the rippin demise of their treasured child. wetin carry hin mama come early morning. y wont she just stay off for one day??? am having so much empathy on dis write up!!!!

  34. Too many people make this mistake. The word is ‘fathom’ not ‘phantom’. A phantom is like a ghost while fathom is the ability to understand. That said, you’re an amazing writer and your work is so impressive I’d make each one of your series into movies or tv series if I had the means.

  35. Derin shld know dt litigation is not a one-way thing; nobody is guaranteed success, so many factors influence d outcome….what if he takes dem2 Court&loses? With his level of rage, he may av to resort2 jungle justice, as d hospital shall be free of all obligations wotsoeva….
    I’m not saying dt he shld let dem buy off his kid’s memory,I’m just sayin dt “sure way 4ward is better moving on thin ice”. They shld take d option&start trying as early as possible….I lyk Awazi’s line of thot; she shld stay abroad without pitying d hospital till she has her baby back!

  36. Aaaah ……The baby was a registerd patient ooooh…the doctors don’t hv a say cos derin paid for the Stupid card n all…except hakeem is highly retarded n the bunch of cohorts called staff r witches n hv gone to hide the card n erase all traces of payment n registration….mstchewww!!!! I support the fight!!!!! Court thinz!!!!! Yes!

  37. Derin should just allow that to fate, and forge ahead, cos no amount of litigation will bring back the baby. Although Dr. Hakeem and the two nurses ought to have a bite of bitterness,but he should leave everything to God. Some mothe in-laws can be terrible, Agatha is one of them. I like Ope for her cool temparament.

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  39. The good doctor doesn’t have a leg to stand on, if all he has is that the baby wasn’t a patient at his clinic. He was registered before he died.

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