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!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Malaria, malaria and malaria!!!!


The last two days have been very busy, I think we have been at least 10 times to the doctor in the clinic next door and with two children to the paediatrician. Paul, the baby where I wrote about before, was suddenly very sick, we had to put him on our oxygen machine. You have then a lot of worries about the little man!The wounds in his mouth are still not gone. Today he was a little better and we could take him of the oxygen.
Then we had two other babies who were not doing well, both had malaria. One had to go on an IV line and one we had to put a NG tube in, so we could feed her properly. Five other children we took also for malaria test, are ok, we just have to keep an eye on them.
One other baby, Caroline, is also quite sick. Her mother died at the delivery at the beginning of this month. Now she got high fever, we also went twice for malaria test but today we felt the fontanel swollen. We went to the paediatrician and now we have to treat Caroline for meningitis with IV antibiotica. So we are almost a little hospital. With all those babies you have to be so alert, life is for sure not boring in Amecet! If there is any nurse among you who wants to have some challenges in her or his life, please consider to come over and help us for some months!

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