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, June 6, 2011

Hurrah, no sick children today!!!

Today was the first day that none of the children had had diarrhea or vomiting during the night shift!!!! That is worh a big HURRAH!!! We have had so many children sick those last days, from different things, ofcourse malaria, that is still the most biggest cause of diarrhea and vomiting. Miranda, Josephine and me went so many times to the clinic next to us for a bloodtest or with a sample of an urine or diarrhea in a little bottle to the laboratory. You have to be alert for fever everytime you feed a baby.
In the blog of 24/5, I wrote about baby Simon, who was so sick. He has been on IV drip and we had to feed him by a NG tube, he was too weak to suckkle from the bottle. And when a baby weights only 2,5 kg you don't want him to loose much weight! This is a picture from Simon, today! He has put on a little weight, is drinking by himself again and no more diarhea and vomiting or malaria. It is a beautiful little boy!

This is a smiling William! He was also very sick. I wrote about him in the blog on 19th of March. His family has never been coming to see him, while he is with us for 2,5 months already! William has been quite sick as well, his stools became white, around two weeks ago and he started to become a bit yellow. Ofcourse we went to the doctor, he started to drink less and we had to feed him also with a NG tube. We were really worried about him. We went also to the peadiatritian, and we did an abdominal scan. The doctor was afraid for an obstruction of the gallbladder. But the scan was good, maybe just a hepatitis?? Every day we always first asked, how is the stool of William??? And yes, last week there were normal stools again, he is not so yellow anymore and he is also drinking on himself again, he gained and he made us very happy!!! We have now 9 baby's under 3 months of age and 4 under one year of age. You can imagine that you have a lot of worries about so many vunrable little ones.

But today we say hurrah, we don't know about tomorrow, we will see then what will happen!!

No comments:

Post a Comment