Kim took a sip of water and lay back in bed. She was breaking out in sweat but she was feeling cold at the same time. She was feeling terrible. Her body was aching and she had trouble breathing.
Kim closed her eyes and tried to sleep but she tossed and turned uncomfortably. She had not eaten a morsel the whole day. She was starving but her parents had nothing for her except a slice of bread. Kim nibbled on the bread and tried to swallow. It was dry and hard but she forced herself to eat it. She almost choked on the piece. Kim’s parents were so poor that they could not even afford to take her to the doctor’s when she was sick. Her illness got worse. Her neighbour offered to take her to the doctor’s but Kim’s mother rejected it. Even Kim’s teacher visited her and offered to take her to see the doctor. However, Kim’s mother turned her down. As Kim tried to fall asleep, she dreamed of the day when she would be well again.
Kim hoped that she would be able to get well soon. She pulled the blanket up to her chin. She was shivering again. Hopefully, the feeling would pass soon and she would feel better.