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!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

For check up in the hospital

At the moment we have around 16 children in our houses who are on ART, Anti Retroviral Treatment, that are medicines which slow down the growth of the HIV virus in the blood, so the white bloodcells (CD4) are getting stronger and more. We have our children going to two different clinics. We get the medicines for free, that is such a blessing, they gave LIFE back to our children! Every third month we have to take the children to see the doctor, the other two months we just go and get the medicines.
Today we had to go to the doctor in the main hospital with 9 of our children. With the help of the Figurant (from Holland) we were able to help the hospital with building a special clinic for the HIV + children. The building is a very busy place, I heard that they are planning to expand the two clinic days to 5 clinic days. They have around 1000 HIV+ patients! The waiting room is very nice decorated by 3 visiting Dutch teachers and in the middle of the waiting room stands a playtable with beets! Probably the only one in Uganda!!!
We were waiting for 4 hours, people are so patient, men are coming around selling biscuits, another one bananas and again another one plastic bags with a little bit of juice in it. Then we can see the doctor, we always go to the peadiatrician, Dr. Florence, who is very gentle and kind for the children, we have a very good relationship with her, I can always call her when I have a serieus sick child in Amecet. She has been coming to our house to see children who were on oxygen. She took enough time for each child, there were no real serieus complains. After that we went to another place for a DNA HIV test for Paul. You can see him in his little chair on the picture. I wrote about him earlier this week. We need to know for sure if Paul is HIV+ or not. There is a special test for children below 18 months, we know the results in 2 weeks!
It was almost 1.30 pm when we came back in Amecet, hungry and thirsty, the water we took was long finished, and I didn't trust the juice in the plastic bags, so now the posho and beans were tasting great!

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