February 23, 2010
It was 3 o’clock or so in the afternoon.
I was gently removing the stain from 3 days worth of micropore from a baby’s face. I then pulled her hands so that it would fit her cute dress. The diaper was too big for her size. Still, I managed to make it look decent.
It feels nice to dress up a baby because even the way they struggle is cute. Normally, when you swaddle a newborn, you don’t cover the face. In this case though, I have to make sure that the whole body is concealed, including the face. After all, she doesn’t need oxygen anymore.
I then attached a bond paper with carelessly scribbled letters, RIP and so on. The worst part was putting the child in a box, sealing it with tape, and then letting it stay in one corner until a relative comes and gets it for the burial…
So says my first (and last) article for the InfoNursetion.