We have at the moment 3 boys in Amecet, whose situation quite similar is. It is not that they are very united, but today we spend the whole day together with them, going from Doctor to Doctor, from X ray to blood tests...The boys are all three very sick. They are all three HIV+ and in the stage of having AIDS. The boy at the left, Ivan, (11 years) is the weakest, he has problems with eating, so we had to give him a NG tube. At first he cried, but now he is okay with it, we hope we can give him the extra feeding by tube, next to the normal eating by mouth. Kenneth, the boy at the right is 10 years old. he came 2 weeks ago in Amecet, we do see some improvement. Then the smaller boy at the front is Moses, he is 7 years old and he came yesterday in Amecet. At the moment Moses is not happy with us, he wants to go home, is crying and wants to escape.
Ivan and Kenneth are changed on more stronger ARV's, today we did al kind of tests about TB and I ask your prayers for these three Musketeers, Moses is more sick than we realized and the doctors are worried about Ivan. We need wisdom and God's healing touch for those three boys. We also need to see a change in the behaviour of Moses. We asked Emmanuel to come with us to the doctors today, to handle Moses, he just runs away. he sees someone eat and just goes there and takes a handful of food of the plate, he cries when he doesn't get what he wants. And he really needs help, he is also very sick. At the moment is Emmanuel the only one who he wants to listen to...... I must say it was also funny to see Emmanuel running after him in the clinic..
Monday we have to do two sputum tests and then go back to the Doctor with all the results of the tests.
Please pray also for Deborah, our nurse, she is doing a great job, but there is a lot to do and to think off.