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!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Days with downs and ups.....

I wrote that life is not boring in Amecet, but yesterday and today I wished that there were some more quiet times in Amecet! Yesterday a new baby was brought by the father. The mother was admitted in the hospital and was very confused and was shouting and it was very difficult to care for her. The baby was only 1,3 kg!!!! We took the baby in ofcourse, where there is place for12 babies, there is place for 13 babies also!

 Last night I was called by the staff on nightduty, one baby had convulsions. We took the baby to the clinic next door and the baby was given sedation. Today we went again to the doctor and right now the baby is on IV quinine drip. She is doing better. Today, I counted: we have 3 babies on IV drip, 5 babies who are fed by NG tube, one baby treated for cerebral malaria and then we still have Paul (see earlier blogs). baby Patrick, who is 1,8 kg and his friend, the new baby Moses who weighs 1,3 kg and is laying in our incubator.
There is enough work to do!

In those busy times, when almost all the babies seems to get sick I have to look at the succes stories. Such like Charles! He came in Amecet only 20/8/2010, very malnourished, his weight was 4 kg and he was 2,5 years old. The first week he only seem to cry! But look at this picture, what a beautiful young man he has become! He is still a bit shakey when he walks, but his smile is so cute and he loves to eat now, while we had to fight with every grain of rice in the beginning.
We have God at our side, so I have hope for all those sick babies and I know that He gives us the strength and wisdom to serve those little ones!

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