Innocent came in April 2015 in Amecet. He is HIV+ en also his mother is sick. They came from the North of Soroti, quite far from here, Innocent has a sister in Soroti, and via her, they came to Amecet.
We saw that he had a lot of skin problems and we also observed that he had not taken his ARV's very regular. Janneke took him to the HIV clinic and they did several tests. The outcome was not very good, Innocent immunity was very low. New ARV's were started, but we were also very concerned about his skin lesions. A biopsy was done and the result was not good, it was cancer. We were referred to the Cancer Institute in Mulago Hospital in Kampala. There they did tests again and a programme was made for for chemo therapy. Janneke went with him for 5 times now, every week. Mostly Elias goes with her and drives the van. Innocent can sleep during the trip, which is always at least 5 or 6 hours. Too long to go on one day, so they sleep in a lodge and come back the next day. This takes a lot from Innocent (and also from us), in agreement with the doctors they decided to admit Innocent in Mulago Hospital, in the Cancer unit. His mother stays with him. She really wanted that, she also came to Soroti and is doing a bit better.
We miss him, but it is better this way, he is close to the doctors and they keep a good eye on him. I found this picture from Innocent, he loves playing with our puppy. We hope and pray that he will be back to play with the puppy again (a bit bigger than) and we want to ask you to join us in our prayers for Innocent. He deserves it!!