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, June 26, 2012

Bloodtransfusion and Kampala stories..

Sunday I was able to contact Dr. Florence, the senior Paediatrician in Soroti Hospital. She came over to Amecet to check on our two premature girls. It was a confirmation that we are on the right track, but she suggested that we would do a blood check on Eunice to see if she needed blood transfusion. And she needed it, so I went to Soroti hospital with Becca and  Esther to get blood. We were praying that there would be blood, it is not uncommon that there is no blood and you have to drive two hours to the next town. But there was blood and we got her hooked up. Unfortunately not the whole amount (40 ml') she was given, went in. But she got a fair amount. The canula was still in, but we didn't know for how long it would last. She is still in need of IV fluids, since her stomach doesn't tolerate the milk. Evalyn, the other pre mature  is fair, still some diarhoea, is still on IV fluids, but is stronger then Eunice, but we are still concerned about them.
Before this all happened, we had the plan to go to Kampala. Sarah needed to go for her 6 months review in the Heart Institute in Kampala en we had appointments for Baby Steven, to check out if he is really blind and deaf. Together with Meri, we agreed that we would still go.After Dr. Florence had been in Amecet we felt more secure in what we are doing. So we left, Simon was driving, Sarah, Helen and Caherine, then Rachelle went with us as the caretaker of Steven, and me. we decide to go via Lira, this time. It is longer, but the road is good and at the end it took us the same time as via Mbale. It was a beautiful trip, you see the picture, I took from the waterfalls in the river Nile, which we crossed.
We had a good time together. on this picture, you see left, Rachelle, then Sarah, carrying baby Steven, Helen sits at the right and you can just see the legs of Catherine, who sat in the chair opposite of them.
Today we went to Mulago hospital for Sarah´s check up. Simon went with the van for some repairs in the time we were at the hospital: We were seen by another doctor, ans she also got an ECG and an ultra sound. There was not much news, her condition is not good, but stable at the moment. We have to be alert when she gets sick and she can´t do much physical exercise.
Tomorrow morning we are going to two different hospitals, first to an eye specialist and then to an ear specialist. This is organised by an organisation which works with children who are deaf and blind. Rachelle found this organisation via Internet, via Groningen (Holland). Tommorrow we will meet two Dutch ladies who are working with this organisation. i hope we will get good news+
I have been in close contact with Amecet, while staying in Kampala. The last news about the two pre mature baby´s are not so good, the canula from Eunice was not working anymore. And they were not able to get a new one in. She is really in need of IV fluids. They feed her via the NG tube, but it is not enough. Also the canula from Evealyn was blocked, she is also being fed via a NG tube, but it would have been better if she also got some extra fluid via IV. Please keep praying for those two little girls and also for wisdom and strenght for the staff, esspecially for Meri. I ´ll keep you informed!

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