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 21, 2011

Who is 9 weeks old and only weighing 1 kg?

Asianut is 9 weeks old and she only weighs 1 kg and 40 grams. She has a beautiful name, it means Grace in Ateso, the language from this area.
She was brought by her parents today, she has been born as a premature baby and survived!!!
It must be a fighter. She is HIV-, so that is very good, it would be another big problem for her. But she is soooo small and when you look into her eyes, you see that she is older, she is alert. She can not suck at all, so we put in a NG tube and we feed her every 2 hours. We took her to the doctor and he said that it is a miracle that she is alive. So I am looking forward to see more of this little bundle of Grace. God must have a plan with her!
We "pack" her in this little pink sac, it is nice and warm, because her body temperature was low. We also check her temperature every 2 hours.
It was a very busy day, I thought I could do some office work today, but I started the same thing five times today and it is still not done. So I stopped, tomorrow I try again. We got another newborn baby. His mother died this morning in the hospital after a caesarian. His name is Justin and his weight is 2.4 kg. Two other children were brought, but they were not really needing us, at least one of them might come back tomorrow, because I wanted the mother to bring another family member with her and a letter of the local chief in her area. We have now a really full house with in total 23 children!!

1 comment:

  1. Great to hear about the great work you are doing there,may God continue to bless you and the children HE has put in your care.