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!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A busy day for Sabina (and us).

Sabina (the baby from yesterdays blog) is doing much better. During the night the diarrhea stopped, but we were still worried about the breathing. Very fast and difficult, we used our saturation meter and she didn't need any oxygen. The pediatrician from Soroti hospital, Dr. Florence, came in the morning to see her. She checked the lungs and couldn't give an explanation for the difficulty in the breathing. We had to put her back on a slow IV drip, she was still dehydrated, continue with the IV medication and when she was a bit stronger , in the afternoon, try to get a chest X-ray, a scan from the heart and a HIV test done. So after some hours of IV fluids and her IV medication, I took her to the neighbour clinic for the X-ray and the blood test. After that Janneke and I went together to the hospital to the doctor for the ultra sound of the heart. I had called the doctor first, to see if he was there and we didn't have to wait long with this little girl. The scan showed that there was a small hole in the heart between the left and the right side. That is why the breathing was so fast. With the report we drove to the clinic of Doctor Florence and she prescribed some extra heart medication. She feels that the hole can close by itself, in time. When the infections are over, she will pick up and get stronger. I think that Sabina will be in Amecet for quite a wile, her home situation is too harsh for her.
 Here we come back from the doctor, at least we can laugh again!!!
Maybe you think we have only baby's, yes, sometimes we have only baby's, but not at the moment!! Auntie Janneke 2 has always a lot of fun with the bigger children, she is really good in stimulating them to draw, count, read and paint! Left is Gipas, it is so nice to see him smiling and playing!! Today we got even two more little boys via the police. Both were brought because of problems at home and they were in need of a safe place. After a shower they loved to play and I hope they forgot their problems a bit.

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