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, August 17, 2012

12 years old and 7 months pregnant...

Today I was in the hospital, trying to get a result of a blood test of one of the children, when I got a phone call from Simon. He was at the Police station, they asked our help for a 12 year old girl who was pregnant. He came to the hospital, together with the girl. A small girl, who could be easily go for 10 years instead of 12. The police asked us if we could take her for a scan and keep her in Amecet at least until tomorrow. I called a Doctor in a clinic where they do those scans and we could come straight away. My heart went out to the little girl with a big tummy, it was really a small girl. The Police had arrested the family of the girl and the family of the man, (who is 20 years old) the man himself had ran away. The girl is in Primary 3. The scan was done and the doctor told us that she is over 7 months pregnant. He thinks there could be a problem with the legs of the baby, but he was not sure. We took the girl to Amecet, gave her food and one of the staff has spend time with her this afternoon. To see if she knows what is going on. She is just a child and is even happy that she gets a baby. It will be a big problem, she is too small for a natural birth, it probably should be a caesarian. She played Memory with the other children and I could cry, to see her sitting there with that big belly, this will be really a child with a child. And while she should be able to play and have fun, she is getting a baby. Some things I just can not understand, they make me angry! 

No comments:

Post a Comment