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, July 21, 2012

Martha is sick again.....

Martha is sick again! Two days ago she started with a cough, I took her to the clinic next door and she was given an antibiotic, but last night it was really bad. They called me at around 3 am. The breathing was difficult and she looked really sick. I decided to take her to the clinic next door, for a cannula, and to ask the doctor on night duty for advice. It was raining and while we were at the clinic, the electricity went off. The nurse tried to give Martha a cannula, with the help of a flashlight, but she failed. they told us to continue with the syrup and to come back this morning. We stumbled back in the rain and in the dark. This morning she was not doing well, I started her on oxygen and we went again for the cannula, this time we had success, so we could start the IV antibiotic. As you see on the picture, she doesn't look very good. Her twin sister Esther came to visit her, and when you see see them next to each other, then you can see how small Martha is! At 1 pm she was doing worse, she didn't breath anymore and I hardly could hear her heart beat, I massaged her heart and picked her up and she started to breath again and her heart was beating stronger. I gave her some more oxygen and went to the clinic next door to ask advice. The doctor on duty came with me to see her and prescribed some injections, she seemed to be more stable since that time. I also believe that the IV antibiotic is now starting to work. Please pray for this little girl, she is only 3 weeks old, but has gone through a lot already, she had blood transfusion and 10 days ago she was also on oxygen, very sick and we thought she would not make it.
In the afternoon our two volunteers, Esther and Willemijn, had some activities for the older children.

With balloons and a big ball, and other games they had a lot of fun!
And blowing bubbles is always nice!

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