Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Brother and sister in need of help...

 Last week we got a phone call from the health centre in the village. A mother came with a small baby for immunization, the baby was 6 weeks old. But when they saw the baby they felt the baby was in need of intensive help. The baby's weight was only 1.5 kg!!! They called if we could take the baby in Amecet for some time. So they brought the baby that same morning on the motorbike. It was a very small, weak little girl. Quite dark in color, but just skin and bones... The way she looked at you, you knew she was much older that what you would think at first.  So Gorretti was taken in Amecet, wrapped in very good, she was a bit cold... And after some days, she started to drink well, gaining a little bit, we have not seen any sickness than the severe malnutrition....
This week we got another call, from the same health centre...The brother came, he is also malnourished, please could we take him as well. So they brought him also on the motorbike. This is Sam, he is 1.5 years old and his weight is 7 kg. He is also malnourished, but with oedema and he is very, very irritable. When you give him food, he wants it, but then poshes it away, then cries that he wants to eat.... That is how he is. Sleeping in his bed, was a big problem., the first night, but now it goes better. but I haven't seen a smile yet.... We took him to the doctor and he had severe malaria, needed to be treated with IV medication. We talked with the health care person, who brought him on the motorbike, this family needs help, two children so severe malnourished is too much.
But for now, Sam and Gorretti are safe and they will improve.... the family needs also help and counseling.

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