Friday, September 19, 2014
Corporal Sienna Jade-16
Oh dear God. As part of our practical training we had to go to a slum hospital. They have out-dated machines and are running on donations. They thought we were the answer to their prayers. I was lucky not to get real sick as a kid. These people have illnesses that can easily be treated, there are drugs for chem-lung, antibiotics for infection but they can’t afford it. Some people had maggots on their wounds to remove the rotting tissue. Maggots—that’s just so last millennia. That’s what I have to look forward to unless the research base has found a way to synth antibiotics from natural plants on Solitaire. We did what we could. Handed out drugs where we could. Apparently the Army medical branch does his on a regular basis as goodwill. You know what would be better? Letting people access medical care—apparently that hasn’t been the case in over 200 years. I forgot how lucky I was to be in the Army. Glad I didn’t get out.