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!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Our six most little one's...

                                 Mercy, Peter, Rachel, Rose, Anna, Julius
This are our small baby's, they all are born this year, and most of them were very tiny when they came to Amecet. We start with Mercy, she is 10 weeks old and when she came to Amecet her weight was 1.7 kg, today she weighs 3.3 kg. Then Peter, 7,5 weeks old, he is also 5 weeks in Amecet and is doing great. Next Rachel, she is 6,5 weeks old and her weight was 1.8 kg, now her weight is 3.3kg ( in 4 weeks) Rose is our next baby, she is doing well and she is 4 weeks old (weighs 4.4 kg) and then we have our two premature baby's, Anna is 3 weeks old and her weight was 2.3. We feed her via a NG tube and she is on IV medicines, but she did gain, she is now 2.5kg. We were worried about her, she is a bit better, less fever, but her tummy is still swollen. 
Julius is the last baby, he was brought yesterday to Amecet. His mother died after giving birth by Cesarean . He is born one month too early and was very small and tiny, his weight is 1.9 kg. He came to us with the clamp still on the cord. They forgot to take it off in the hospital. They were probably so busy with trying to save the life of his mother that they forgot him. We took him to the doctor and the retied the cord. At the moment he is doing fair, not drinking very good, but we want give him some time, he is only 2 days old!!

This is our joy!!! This are two pictures of Rachel, who came 5 weeks ago in Amecet (read the blog of Feb.4) her weight was 1.8 kg The second picture is from today, what a difference, she weighs 3.3 kg and she is a sweet girl, who likes to drink her milk.
 I am so happy when I see this little girl, we had to put her on IV fluids, she was almost starved when she came. Her mother is doing also well, she got much better and was brought home, in the village. When she is a bit stronger, Rachel will join, since she is also much stronger!!
We are quite busy with those small ones. The two little baby's are fed every two hours, but we have a good example in Rachel, it works and when we see the baby's grow, we know that it is worth the efforts!!

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