Photographer Joe Makeni shared photos of his late wife Njeri, who passed on a few days ago from Hypocalcaemia, a disease associated with the presence of low serum calcium levels in the blood..
In a touching series of photos, Makeni shares what seems to be a beautiful but rather tragic journey of his wife’s illness.
His late wife also lost a baby in the process of receiving treatment and had also lost control of her limbs at the time when she was being taken to hospital.
Here is the series of photos he shared via his instagram page.
On this day @njeririitho was unable to walk and so we went to hospital to get it checked out. Actually she couldn’t control any of her limbs. She met this stranger who shared a name with her and she had so much compassion for her because she had an ectopic. She encouraged her and they even ended up exchanging numbers 20th Jan 2016 4:44pm The next day we went to Kijabe for admission
I am not one to post personal stuff online but I feel like sharing so Njeri’s last days can be an encouragement to someone out there. @njeririitho in hospital just a day after the evaluation. We were so broken having lost the baby just two days prior but as always she was hiding behind a smile. PS: I did the make up with instruction from @saitonne and @ngamau_ . Thank you so much Wangeci and Saitone for going out of your way A photo posted by Joe Makeni (@joemakeni) on
Doctors and nurses make a spirited attempt to save Njeri’s life. There was no shortage of talent. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many doctors attend to one person. This was during intonation and I remember Dr. Rachel Hagler telling Joy and I “This is the part where you pray” before the procedure started. I am particularly thankful to Dr. Rachel for preparing me every step of the way. She told me about the grim possibility if death even before I thought of it myself. Thank you for making all those phone calls to make sure Njeri got a bed in the ICU. Thank you for your courage and faith. For being human. For fighting for her life to the very end. For letting me see her before she passed on. You encouraged me.