During the journey, your fathers hip gets infected because of a previous injury that did not heal correctly.

He grows weaker every day, and his fever runs high.

You know that he is not going to hold on much longer if you do travel faster to get medical help. However, about 50 kilometers west of you is a hospital and a relatively more stable area where he would be able to recover.

 But the capital is only 70 more kilometers away, and you are unsure if the hospital is not controlled by rebels…