Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pre-mature baby Esther goes home

Baby Esther was brought to us in the beginning of February, when she was 5 days old. The mother had given birth at home when she was 7 months pregnant (so they said). But the mother was so weak after given birth, she got malaria and passed away after 4 days. The little baby Esther was only fed with sugar water and a bit "forgotten" when the mother got so sick.

We struggled with Esther, she was so weak and small, her weight was 1.9 kg. We decided to bring a NG tube in, the drinking from the bottle took her so much energy, she got exhausted very fast. The NG tube really helped her, we could feed her every two hours, without making her tired. Soon we started to feed her again by bottle a bit, so she would not loose her sucking reflex. Esther started to gain and gain and gain. She was the loudest in crying and wanted to be picked up all the time. She had the most sweetest smile!!!!

Today she went home, weighing 4.9 kg( in 4 months) and drinking from a cup. See the pictures, the first one in February and the second one in June, 4 months later! A beautiful little girl who smiles a lot! And this is why we do what we do!!!!!! I love it!!!!

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