I heard today that a friend/colleague's 8 year-old son died the night before last.
I don't know much about it, but this is it. He went for a simple operation on his leg, then contracted an infection.
He was sent home with a course of anti-biotics, then got worse in the night. Although rushed to hospital, he died the same night, maybe through a blood-clot to the brain.
My friend has three more children left - one who is too young to go to school, and two who have been brought home early.
I cannot begin to understand the situation, or their grief.
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