Today we celebrate Mary 17 th birthday!!! We don't know her real birthday, but we gave her a date, so we can celebrate the day of her birth!!
I picked her from the boarding school on Wednesday. Her first year in boarding school is finished, it was not easy for Mary, but is went better in time. For me it is such a joy to see her become 17 years, God is so good, he really sustained her life. And she is a beautiful, intelligent young lady.
This are our two NG tube baby's. Left is Asianut and at the right is Job. I am so happy to see those two little baby's starting to grow. Asianut came on Monday (see our last blog) She only weighed 1 kg and 40 grams, and she is already 9 weeks old. Today she weighs 1 kg and 390 grams!!! In one week she gained 350 grams, that is a lot And also Job, he came in Amecet 2 weeks ago, weighing 1350 grams, today he is 2 kg and 20 grams. That is so encouraging, it is a lot of work, feeding every 2 hours, day and night, but when you see them growing, it is worth all the effort.
Friday afternoon the police came to Amecet that there were twin baby's in the hospital left by the mother. The mother ran away and they couldn't find her any more. We went to the hospital en we found the two baby's in the children ward. Big baby's of 8 months old. There was a father sitting with them, but he was sick himself and admitted in another ward. We talked together and agreed together to take the baby's to Amecet for two weeks. In that time the father would be ok and take the children to his family. The little girls are both on treatment for pneumonia and diarrhoea. Their names are Mary and Martha! On this picture Sarah is sitting with them, they cried a lot.
On Saturday morning came Benjamin in Amecet. he was brought by his mother. He is very malnourished and misarable. He also cried a lot. The good news is that he is HIV-, so we just want to get him eating and drinking. But when they are in this stage, they cry a lot and are really irritable. He cried the whole day yesterday, you could take hin in your arms, he stopped a bit, but with 21 children in the house, you just can't sit with him the whole day.
But in the evening, he smiled!!!!! Is he not a very handsome little boy! I love his beautiful eyes. he eat a bit and he drinks milk, and he smiles, so there are many reasons to have hope.
He slept well, but today, Sunday, he cried a lot again. I have seen it before, he will get over this and start to play and smile more.