Yesterday we got a phone call that in a health centre in the village, a lady passed away, she had just given birth to twins... If we could help. We told them that it was fine and they started their journey to Soroti....One hour later, I got another phone call, from another neighbouring district, a lady had passed away and the twin sons were there...if they could bring them.... we told them that they could come... The first twins were arriving first, a boy and a girl, Michel and Rose, they are the two at the left on the picture. They had a good size their weight was 2.3 kg and 2.5 kg. We had to organize the room for the small baby's, we "promoted"some baby's to the room with the "medium" baby's and we made sure we had 4 little beds ready, at least next to each other as they were twins. Then some time later the other twins arrived, two boys (at the right on the picture). Suleiman and Rashid. (2.4 and 2.8 kg.). It is very sad that both mothers died of severe hemorrhaging after the birth, Michel and Rose were only 6 hours old and Suleiman and Rashid were born the day before. We pray that they will drink well and grow. As you understand, we are suddenly quite full with small baby's!
In the meantime got Simon a phone call from a local counselor in Soroti that there was a small boy abandoned. He went to see the boy and it was again a sad story. This little 3 year old(?) boy was put under a big tree by his stepmother, and was just sitting there. The local boda boda drivers (the motor taxis drivers) had given him some food and water. Simon took the boy to the police to make a report and brought him to Amecet. It was a sweet boy, the next day Simon took him back to the police, where the parents were brought and they sorted themselves out.
We want to ask your prayer for Moses (one of the three Musketeers from the blog of 30/6) Moses doesn't want to eat, we had to give him a NG tube. He is angry and very sick. Yesterday we were with him in the hospital for hours, tests, X-ray and several doctors saw him. He will start his TB medicines tomorrow, we hope and pray that this will help him. The girl on the right picture is also not doing so well, she has a sweet smile, but we are struggling with her. She has also a problem with food and is loosing weight. Today, Deborah and me were in the hospital with her, again for blood tests, sputum tests and X-ray and seen by several doctors, tomorrow we have to pick the last results and then hear what the doctors says... I am very thankful for the positive input of the doctors in the hospital, they are always open to help us, that is so good.
So you can read what our day was, new baby's (two of them are not drinking very good) we have to be very alert with those newborn baby's and then those bigger children who are HIV+ and so sick. Please keep us in your prayers...