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, August 24, 2013

Worries about William.

We have big worries about  William, his tummy is swollen and not much stool is coming out. He doesn't drink and he started to vomit brown fluid, which looks like stools. There are still bowel sounds and there is still some stool passing the normal way. The last 3 days we have been every day  to the doctor with him. This morning we decided to go to Dr. Florence, the pediatrician, she examined him and we had to take him to another clinic to do an ultra sound. There was a kind of obstruction, but they couldn't say where. We went back to the pediatrician, she send us to the surgeon in the main hospital, he looked at William and wanted an abdominal X-ray, back to the clinic and after the X-ray was taken, back, with the X-ray to the surgeon. On the X-ray was no obstruction seen. The doctor thinks that the infection in his intestines paralyses the intestines and that is why only a little bit stools come trough. We have to give him several antibiotics by IV and stop all the feeding by mouth, put him on IV fluids and observe until tomorrow. On the picture above you can see the stools he has vomited, we keep the NG tube in to empty his stomach from time to time. On the picture below, Barbara (a Dutch nurse who is helping us for 10 weeks) gives William his IV medication.
It is so sad to see this little 12 days old boy, suffer so much. We have called his father and he came to see him this morning. we explained him what was going on, he told us that he is grateful for our help and that we can only pray!

We try all we can and we pray!!!!!

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