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, March 14, 2011

Baby found in a pig house.

This morning around 12 o'clock, a car came to Amecet and the police came out with a lady who was carrying a little baby. They asked us if we could please help to care for this baby.
The story is so sad, the lady went to church yesterday and heard something in a empty pig house, where now some ducks sleep. She was scared at first, but together with her daughter they went in. And in the corner, under a stack of plastic bags, in the middle of feces, there was a little baby boy crying. The placenta was also there. I am not sure why they waited with going to the police, but they went there today and that is how the baby came to Amecet. The lady who found the baby is willing to take the boy, when the mother is not found. The police is looking for the mother, there is a secondary school nearby, maybe it is one of the students who was pregnant and wanted to get rid of the baby on this way.
It really touches me, when I see such a little helpless baby, being treated like this. Maybe the mother was in great trouble, but to throw it away like dirt, no, I can not understand it.
I took the baby to the doctor, he checked him and then said that the baby must be older, looking at the cord, which is already drying , he must be 4 or 5 days. maybe he was laid in the pig house later? He is put on medicines, because the infection at his cord. We also started him on prophylaxis ART, in case his mother is HIV+ and he needs to drink more, because he was deheydrated. It is very hard for him to drink, after 20 ml, he is exhausted, so for now we gave him a NG tube, in that way we can feed him even while he is asleep. (the socks on his hands are not for the cold, but to keep him from taking his NG tube out of his nose).
The people who found the baby gave him the name Moses Arereng, Moses ofcourse because they found him, and Arereng means "luck" in Ateso. He had luck because they found him in time.
I believe that God has a plan with his life, like He had with Moses!

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