Yesterday in a visit to close relatives, their servant received a phone call from her country and she started crying hysterically :(. they told me that few days ago her husband called her telling that they found a tumor in his brain and he will have a surgery.
The servant has 3 kids (the youngest is 3.5 yrs) and her husband was taking care of them in addition to his sick father and her sick mother. her mother is so old and she has diabetes. They cut her leg few months ago.
Back to the phone call, they call was from the hospital where her husband is. they told her that he had the surgery but he is not waking up at all!! he might be in a comma or maybe it is a matter of time, they are not sure :(. The doctor asked her to come and see him in case (god forbids) he never wake up again.
She was worried about her kids, as her mother can't take care of them.
This lady has been serving this family for about 1 year and 4 months so far, and I always have this idea that she is so naive and I'm almost sure that she is telling the truth.
She was crying so badly and we couldn't understand from her simple Arabic language what exactly they told her in the hospital. I really wished if i can do anything for her, and as it was 8 PM I couldn't wait for the morning to call the agency asking for translator, and finally 7mdella I found someone who can translate for me. long chain of translation: Srilanka --> Urdu --> Indian English --> Arabic
They told me that her husband woke up after the surgery, however, he has Amnesia. He can't recognize anyone :( he didn't talk yet and he can't see.
She wanted to go back to SriLanka to take care of her kids and mother, as her husband obviously can't do this anymore.
I really feel helpless as the family refused to let her travel since there are still 8 months left in her contract. They said that her little sister can take care of the kids and the mother, but I think she is so young and she can't depend on her.
What chances that she might be laying and that she made up all of this?? I don't think so. Can't it be that I'm the naive one who believes everything?? What can I do for her and how can I help her??
It's really slavery :( imagine (god forbids) that u have 2 yrs contract somewhere far away, and a dear relative life is in danger and maybe it's the only time u'll see him. Imagine that u can't break the contract and go to see him..
in Short.. I feel bad, helpless, confused, and don't know what to do!!!!