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, October 20, 2012

Worries about Ben.

Baby Ben is the little baby from Susan, the 12 year old girl who gave birth by Cesarean last month. he is drinking very good and gaining, but we have worries about him. We took him for X-ray and to the orthopaedic doctor, but not much can be done. Three days ago, Susan gave him a bath and felt something crack in his left upper leg. he cried and the day after he also cried more than normal. Susan felt very bad, we tried to comfort her, she is a really good mum. Yesterday we took him for X-ray again and yes, there was a broken bone. We went to the doctor next door, he called a more specialised person, who came some time later to Amecet to see Ben. He even called with the orthopaedic doctor, where we went before and they all say that we can't do much about it. They expected it, so we have to be very, very careful with him, because his bones break very easy. I feel so sad about it, Susan is also sad about her baby, she doesn't understand everything, but she is worried. What will the future bring for this little boy and for his mother? The doctor will try to come back on Monday to make a splint or so for him.
Then we were busy with Fiona, (and also worried!) Fiona has been with us before, but is now back in Amecet since half of August. She is not gaining and she is very weak. The doctor changed her ARVs, but still we don't see much progress. Now we see her eyes become a bit yellow, so we went back to the doctor. We had to go for several tests, ultra sound, X-ray and blood tests. Her liver is not doing so good, but we have to continue for two weeks the way we do and then they do new blood tests. I would love to see her gaining, it will give her more strength and she will be able to do something. She mostly lays down the whole day. 

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