Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
In Haiti with a very spotty internet connection. We went to a hospital today and saw a premie, a baby born two months too early.
She was lying in a crib beneath a heating lamp, wrapped up in towels. An IV dripped fluids into her.
We gave money for the mother to take the baby to Port-au-Prince as this hospital doesn't have the equipment to deal with premies, though they have the personnel. The doctor said the baby can't be moved because she has to be kept warm or she'll die.
If she doesn't get moved to a hospital where she can be fed, since she is too weak to breastfeed, and put in an incubator, she'll die.
It's tough as wapoo, and heartbreaking to see that a child who has to struggle for life the moment she is born doesn't even have a damn chance. If only the hospital had the right equipment, if only, if only... this county is filled with too many sad "if only's."
I wish I could find the ventilator, incubator, feeding tube and other equipment they need for premies so we could send it to them.
Maybe that's just a damn pipe dream, a sad wish for now...
In the meantime, I am resigned. I know this baby is going to die. That makes four babies this year we've tried to save who have died.
Sometimes, there just are no words...
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I'm leaving for Haiti, and will be offline all week. If you email me, please be patient. I'll get back to you when I get back to the States.
In the meantime, if you liked Raphael's story in IMMORTAL WOLF, be sure to check out the FREE online serial on eHarlequin I wrote called SEDUCING THE VAMPIRE.
It starts tomorrow on eHarlequin and will be in their online reads library.
Every Monday for eight weeks, there will be a new chapter, starting Oct. 19. This story features Indigo, the half-vampire, half-werewolf, who is Raphael's adopted brother. Indigo meets up with a beautiful vampire from his past. Together they must team up to save an ancient amulet from getting into the wrong hands. Raphael makes a guest appearance in SEDUCING THE VAMPIRE.
Click here to read SEDUCING THE VAMPIRE.