I am a nursing student and a former federal government employee. Yesterday, I was forced to make a phone cal that I would not want to have to do again ever, nor would I want anyone else to be put in this situation either. I stumbled across a severe case of child neglect and possible child abuse. I was returning 2 friends of my daughter's to their home, to find not only was the home disgustingly filthy, it reeked of human feces so bad that I thought I was going to vomit. I had already had my concerns to the children's welfare before this, because one of the girls always seems to act drugged, if not stoned out of her mind. When addressing this child I usually get a blank stare and/ or a slow response. I left their home and immediately called our state child abuse/ neglect hotline and explained the situation. I know I made the right call, but why do I still feel crappy?