For quite a while we didn't get older children, we got mostly baby's and toddlers. But it seems to change, because this week we got three older children. Left is Gipas (12) then in the middle Julius (9) and at the right Angela (8). The last couple of days I have been busy checking them out, getting them registred in the HIV clinic for their ARV's. They are all three on the ARV medicines, but are not taking them right. Today we went for blood tests, to see how their blood levels are. It brings another atmosphere in the house than just the baby's.
But the baby's are still coming....
This is Justin, he is 7 weeks old. His mother was roaming around in Soroti. They have been asking us to take the baby, to safeguard him. We first have been contacting the relatives, so we know that the baby has a place to go after Amecet. The parents told us that the baby was 1 month old, we couldn't believe that, he is even smiling and reacting when you talk to him. Today, Simon,went to the health centre where they told the baby was born and he found out that the baby is 7 weeks old now. So we have to rake him for immunization For the rest is it a cute little boy.
Yesterday at almost 6 pm, (I was just leaving..) baby Lawrence was brought. They had been calling us about him, the previous week, but they were not able to bring him, because of the bad roads. Baby Lawrence comes from Kotido, north of Soroti. The District where the Karomojong live. His mother went into labour when she was 7 months pregnant and she died after giving birth to Lawrence. It happened in the hospital, so the little baby, who only weighed 1.3 kg, went into the incubator. He was discharged a week ago, weighing 1.850. Today he weighed 2 kg!! He is very small, but he is alert and he drinks good. He will be with us for a while and then he will go back to his father and his grandmother. He was brought by the Probation officer from Kotido.