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!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Good news for little Ruth.

About little Ruth I have written several blogs, started in 2011 on October 3, then November 2 and 16. This year I wrote the story how the mother suddenly showed up on Jan.3 and on Jan 13 I wrote about the operation she had on her foot. I have been worried a lot about this little girl, we were so happy that her mother showed up, even it was a strange story, but she never came back. We started Ruth on the ARVs, the HIV drugs, and we went back for her foot to the doctor in Kumi. But next to the HIV and the problem with her foot, Ruth had another problem. There was a problem at her private parts, as if she couldn´t pass stools on the normal way and it seemed that the stools came out via her vagina. She can´t control it and it hurts her a lot. She has a lot infections in that area. Out of the stories of the mother in January, Ruth might have been abused by some children.
We were send to the paediatric surgeon in Soroti hospital. She looked, but it was so painful, that she couldn´t make a good assessment. We had to come back and she would put Ruth under general anaesthetic, so she could examine her properly. And that is what happened today.
I went together with Meri, our new nurse from Canada, it was her first day on the job today! Ruth got checked very well and the doctor said that she didn´t  need an operation, she saw a wound, but all three canals are still intact. So we are very happy about that. We have to be patient, use the ointment she prescribed and keep it as clean as possible. But it will heal. On the first picture you see Meri and the doctor and on the second picture I am holding Ruth, waiting for
her to come around again, after the anaesthetic. It didn´t take very long and we could take her back to Amecet. The end of the month we have to take her back to the orthopedic doctor to check her foot again.

Two weeks ago, Simon and the Probation officer went to visit her family in the village. They heard that the mother is lost for more than 3 months. She left her other children behind with her brothers. The family doesn´t want another sick child to care for. The other children are also HIV +. This is also a difficult situation. We don´t know what will happen for Ruth, but I am sure that God has also a plan for this little girl and a safe place where she will grow up.
Today was also a important day for the school children. They got their reports today!!! They were all happy with them. It was so nice to see them showing their reports, some did very good, others are more weak. Christine was very proud, She has been so sick this term and missed many weeks. But she is so happy with her results! She has a long way to go, but she is on her way, and that is what is important. Six weeks ago, we didn´t know if she would ever be able to go back to school, so we are happy with her!!!

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