Little Evalyn, (I wrote about her in my previous post) has a friend! Yesterday we got an other little pre-mature baby from the hospital.
Evalyn is doing very well, she can't keep her temperature steady yet, but help her with that. The feeding didn't go well, so we gave her a NG tube and feed her every 2 hours. It was very busy in our medical room, I had also two other children on IV drip. So I have been up en down during the Sunday night as well. But yesterday (Monday) it was much better, the two children who were on drip did much better and we weighed Evalyn and saw that she has been gaining 250 gram in two days!!!!
Then we got another request from the hospital, also from the maternity ward. We went to the hospital and saw the baby. The baby was born at home, in the village. But then the mother started to have problems. So they went to the health centre and there they were send to the hospital in Soroti. The mother is unconscious and they fear for her life. We felt that it was good to take this baby as well, so the family can concentrate on the mother and the baby really needs good care, which may not be given in those difficult circumstances.
They called this baby Eunice, she is 2 weeks old, 3 days older than Evalyn. We weighed her and her weight is 1.690 gram, while Evalyn was today 1.610 gram, they are very close. Eunice is bigger, as you can see on the first picture (Eunice is left). But she drinks herself, that is also a good thing. She has some diarrhea, so we keep a close eye on her.
Our home is pretty full with 25 children and then my three children on top of that. But God send an angel to help.. Yesterday, Meri (our Canadian nurse) came back, we had said goodbye to her, she was going on a safari tour, but it didn't fall trough and she came back!! At the right time, because without a nurse it was very busy for me, so many sick children and then those two vulnerable baby's. God knew that and He worked it all out!