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!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bernard has gained 300 gram!!!

In my last blog I wrote about little Bernard. A very little premature baby, we put him in the incubator and we feed him via a NG tube. And after 3 days he gained 300 gram!! That is so encouraging, we feed him every two hours 15 ml milk. But he doesn't vomit and there is no diarrhea. His temperature is constant, so he is doing well.
Little Patrick is another story, ( I wrote about him two blogs before) he is with us for one week, but yesterday we had to put him on an IV drip. He started to vomit, without a real cause. But today he looked a bit better, but we feed him also every two hours via a NG tube. We hope and pray that he will pick up.
Today a new little girl came to Amecet. Rose was brought by her father. It was again a sad story, her mother died in December of AIDS, after her death, they tested Rose, because she was also a bit sickly and malnourished. And Rose came also HIV + out of the test. her father asked for help, there were no ARV medicines yet given, and Rose is not doing well. She is 1,5 years old and her weight is only 5,5 kg.
We took her in our home, but Rose was not very happy about that. She cries a lot and she doesn't want to eat, but that is often during the first day. We will go with her to the hospital next week and try to get her on ARV's. I think that she will do much better than. I love to see her play and walk together with Catherine, my little daughter. Catherine and Rose are born in the same month, June 2010. Catherine is also HIV positive and she gets her ARV medicines every day. When I see her and Rose next to each other (like the picture below) I know that Catherine could have been like her (or worse), but I would love to see Rose the way Catherine is doing today.

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