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, April 14, 2013

Baby-Boy Boom...

The last 4 days we got 3 newborn baby boys in Amecet. All three lost their mother after the delivery  they all have an infected umbilical cord and they all have infected eyes.
We go from left to right: Emmanuel 2 (we do have already an Emmanuel in Amecet), I wrote about him on April 11, he is now 4 days old and he weighs 4.5 kg. His cord was infected and he started to get fevers, so the doctor put him on IV medication, you can see the sock on  his left arm, he has a cannula, with the sock it is better protected. The fever is gone now, so he is doing well, he also opened his eyes more, as we put in eye ointment twice a day. 
Then we get again Emmanuel 3. I like the name very much, but now we have three Emmanuels, we have to be careful that we do not get confused! Emmanuel came today in Amecet, he is the same age as Emmanuel 2, 4 days old, but his weight is 3.3 kg and you can see the difference of 1.2 kg. between the two of them! His mother died after the deliverance because of bleeding. It is a cute little man, with nice hair. He also has an infected cord and infected eyes.
Then at the right we have Job. He is born two days ago and was brought yesterday to Amecet. he was born with a Cesarean, but the mother didn't come out of the operation. Job has even a small cut on his head from the Cesarean. His cord was looking also infected, and because of the cut on his head, he was also put on medication. Job weighs 2.5 kg.
All the baby beds are full now. There are some children due to go back home, so today I have been calling some families that their child is coming home! The reactions are very different, but often they ask if their child can be staying one or two months longer. I have to be strict, when children are healthy and stable, they need to be back with their own people, they need to bond with them, because there is where they belong! And we need to get space, in case another baby is coming......

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