This morning baby Moses was brought to Amecet by his grandfather. A very sad story; the mother is mentally ill and someone made her pregnant. She is roaming around, never sleeps at home and listens to nobody. Her previous baby she carried with her in a bag and the baby died. This time they forced her to give birth in the health centre, but she escaped after delivering her son. The mother is HIV+, so Moses also is started on the ARV's. He is 1 week old and his weight is 2.3 kg. He has a lot of infections on his body, so we keep him a bit away from the other baby's until the infections are healed.
It is a very beautiful little baby!!
Then we got a call from the parents of Sarah, one of our former staff members. She is pregnant and they needed help. So Simon drove to her village to bring her to Soroti Hospital. There Anneke and I looked her up. She was still being examined. After an ultra sound and blood and urine tests, she was admitted. They started her on treatment for malaria and waited if it will trigger the baby to come out. There was no bed left, so here she sits, on a mat on the floor, waiting for her IV drip. What are we lucky in the West, this would never happen there. And as you see, she was not the only one on the floor! We hope and pray that everything will go well.
And then we have Fiona, here you see her during the Ang Tulay week. Fiona is very sick, but she really wanted to be part of this week. So every morning I drove her to Amun house and we had a matrass there for her. She was part of everything, but could not be involved as much as the other children of course. But I think it was so good for her, she heard that Jesus loves her and that she is Unique, that she can be angry at times and to forgive those who have hurt her.
At this moment she is very, very sick, she lays down and she can't walk. It is so sad to see her in this stage, but when you talk about the love of Jesus, her eyes start shining! Please pray for her, that His will may be done!
Och Els, wat een prachtig kindje is Moses... net een engeltje... maar inderdaad wat een verdrietig verhaal rond de moeder...ReplyDelete
Ook Fiona is in onze gedachten...