It was just this evening, we had fed William again by NG tube and 30 minutes later he vomited everything out. very discouraging. We cleaned him up and I took him on my lap to sit. He is just laying most of the time, to weak to sit and when you touch him, he moans, so he sleeps most of the time. I asked one of the children to bring me a toy, and William reacted, he took it, looked at it and made noises. Then he smiled, I was so excited!!! He grasped the toy and "talked" to it. by the time the camera arrived, he was a bit tired, so the smile is not on the picture, but you have to believe me, William smiled!!!!
As you can see on this picture, he has still a long way to go, but where there is a smile, there is hope! William really touched me, we heard in the village of the mother some more news. The mother hated William and she loved his twin brother Augustine (on the top picture at the right). The mother injured the eye of William with a stick!! I thought at first that it was because of the malnutrition, but that is not the case. This little boy got so much rejection in his short life, that this smile means a lot! His oedema is going down a bit. We feed him every two hours a special milk, only 75 ml. He still needs a lot of prayers!