There is really never a dull moment in Amecet! We have been quite busy over the past couple of weeks. We were able to resettle 7 children back home. Among them were Grace, Sabina, and Lawerence. This was quite helpful because we had become very full. We also had at least 10 different children’s cases from the police. The more we spoke of being full, the more children showed up! We even had 5 extra children show up all in 1 day!
|Lawrence with his grandmother|
|Sabina and her sister|
Last week we had 3 babies that had developed pneumonia. We turned our medical room into an IC room. And after a week of treating them, we are happy to say that they are all better and back in their own beds. We were becoming quite tired and looking forward to a good night of sleep.
Sunday a lady carrying a baby came to our compound. When I saw the baby, I was really shocked. I thought perhaps the baby was already dead. He was at least 2 months premature and had some characteristics of a child with some physical disabilities.
When the auntie released him to our care, I noticed he was actually still breathing. I quickly called the doctor who serves on the children’s ward at the hospital. We then rushed him there, so the doctor could review him. Afterwards we quickly brought him back and placed him in the incubator. Then began starting him on IV meds and gave him an NG tube so we could feed him. His family had only given him warm water over the past 2 days. He began picking up a bit. During the night we kept a pretty close eye on him and he remained in fair condition. But by morning his heart rate and oxygen levels began dropping rather quickly. So we decided to get him out of the incubator and hold him. Just to show him we were close. As soon as we began doing this, his heart rate and oxygen levels began picking up straight away. It once again showed us how important it is to give our love to these children. Baby Emmanuel, (God with us) died that afternoon. But we really believe God placed him in our care so we could share His love with this special little baby.