The little Jesse, who was brought in Amecet yesterday gained 170 gram!!! He is doing fair, takes the milk we give him well, we stepped up from 5 ml every two hours to 10 ml every 2 hours. We are happy the way he is doing up till now. We do have some problems with Eunice, the other premature baby who came on Monday and lost her mother on Tuesday. The mother was HIV+, so we give ARV's to the baby, hopeful she is HIV-, but we have to wait till she is 6 weeks old for a DNA test. But Eunice has problems with her intestines, after feeding, her belly gets swollen and hard. We have to massage her tummy to help the feces come out.
This little boy was brought by the police of Serere, a district next to Soroti district. He was found this morning near the road by some children who went to school. They were scared, they thought the baby was dead. They ran to the police and then they discovered that the baby was sleeping. No one knows where he comes from. So they brought him to us. We think that he might be 6 or 7 moths old, he can sit and crawl. We took him to the clinic and he has malaria. So we start medication and we wait what the police comes up with. They are doing investigations, trying to find the family of the little boy, who we have called Levi.
170 gram in één dag, wat geweldig! Keep up the good work!ReplyDelete
Groetjes uit Nederland,
Evert & Simone