In the Blog of the 3th of October, I wrote about a little girl who was brought to Amecet by the police. Her mother had left her somewhere and went drinking in another place. She was taken into custody and the baby was brought to us. The mother escaped from the police cell s and she has not seen ever since. We only know that her name is Apio, we don't know how old she is. She is very small, her weight was only 3.3 kg. But she is very alert and the way she observes makes you think that she must be at least 4 or 5 months old.
She is now one month with us, the mother is gone and we felt we should give her a name. So we gave her the name Ruth. In the Bible, Ruth started a new chapter in her life when she went with Naomi, her mother in law. Our Ruth is also starting a new chapter in her life, her name means Friendship, fellowship. We all wish that for her. She is doing well, the infections she had, have cleared up. It is easier to feed her and she is gaining and smiling! But the problem she still has is her left foot, it is smaller than the right foot and turned inside. On Monday I took her to the specialist and he told me to come with her to his clinic in Kumi (1 hour drive from Soroti) on Wednesday. So today we went! Simon drove, it is a very bad road, full with potholes. But we reached and saw the doctor.
This are the little feet of Ruth!
The doctor decided to put a plaster around her leg and foot for two weeks. We have to come back and they will put probably a new plaster around it, and we will continue until it is right.
She doesn't seem to have pain, it is good that it goes in little steps. Tomorrow we are going to "decorate" her leg. And we pray that everything will work out for good. It is such a joy to see this little girl come to life. I think she has suffered a lot in her little life, there are also some problems at her private parts, she might have been abused. May God use all of us to minister to Ruth and we pray that she will come somewhere where she belongs, like the Ruth from the Bible.