Today it is again our Come Back day. We ask the caretakers of the baby's who were HIV- to come back for a series of Come Back days, so we see how the children are doing and to encourage the families. Two of our staff are responsible for these days, Esther and Rose (see picture). They prepare a small devotion to encourage the families spirituality and and health lesson as well.
They talk about subjects as: fever, diarrhea, wounds, hygiene etc.
There is also a lot of talking and sharing together and we share a meal with them.
I can hear them laugh. Most of them are grandmothers, who took over the care of their grandchild when the mother died.
I have deep respect for them, they do so well and it is a joy to see them coming with their grandchildren, who were with us, just after birth. We did a small part, only the beginning, but now they are the one who are doing the rest.!
Here is Judith laying in our incubator, a premature baby, who weighed only 1.7 kg. Her mother died after the delivery.
Today, you see Judith again, sitting in the middle of the picture below, with her grandmother who cares so well for her! Today it will be her graduation of the Come Back days! It is so encouraging to see this little girl sitting, laughing and playing.
The other child is Faith, also with her grandmother, she will also graduate today!