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!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Her legs were made for walking....3

This is the third Blog about Gloria, and it won't be the last one. At the moment we have a little fall back. Two weeks ago we saw small blisters, more like pressure sores on both of her heels. We didn't put her splints on, but went back to the workplace, where they made the splints. They looked at them and put some alterations on them, but the pressure sores became only worse. We let her for some days without the splints, but they became infected.
So every day, Gloria is put twice in a soap bath and after that we dress the wounds with...HONEY! The first times it was a battle, Gloria screamed and refused to co-operate with us. Then Miranda, one of the Dutch volunteer nurses, made it more like a playtime and Gloria loves it! She plays and there is water everywhere! And after the bath she has now so much trust in Miranda and Ninke (the other Dutch volunteer nurse) that she lays very patiently, (with the buttocks up!) until they are finished dressing the wounds. There is a little healing, but it goes very slow and until the sores are healed, she can't wear the splints and she can't practise with her walker.

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