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, May 24, 2011

Little baby Simon....

Simon is two weeks old and he weighs 2,5 kg. It is a sad story, his mother died last week in the clinic next to our home from a heart problem. Simon was born in a clinic in the village on 8th of May. Everything went well, untill last week. They brought the mother to the clinic in Soroti, our neighbours, and the mother died there. Simon was brought to Amecet. He didn't drink very well, we had to feed him with a syringe, he was weak. Yesterday morning we were concerned about him, during the night he had started diarrhea and we brought him also to the clinic next to us. He was put on drip for some hours and we inserted a NG tube, so we could feed him better. We also did a malaria test and that came back positive. So we started to treat this little man for malaria. In the night I was called by our night duty staff, and Simon was deheydrated again, so Miranda and I put him back on IV drip. I took this picture this morning, he is still on IV drip, but he was sleeping peacefully. So sad that Simon has so many problems in his little life, we pray he will pick up, that the malaria treatment will work and that there are no other mayor problems with his health. He is so fragile and so beautiful (and so lief!!!).

1 comment:

  1. He is beautiful, a "droppie". I would say,We love him and if there was a possibility we'll like to adopt him,but that is not easy. I've always loved bruine kinders.Ik smelt weg bij zulke kinders en me hart stroomt vol,echt,ook van Husband.
    Love,and we pray for him too.