Grace came in Amecet in October 2008, she was very sick by that time. We took her in Amecet and started her on TB medication and also we started her on the ARV medicines. She picked up well and we resettled her with her mother at the end of January 2009. She still had to take her medicines and after a while she was transferred to Katakwi Health Centre. They live in Katakwi (district north of Soroti), which is far and costly in transport.
The mother came with a letter from the health centre in Katakwi, asking for help. Grace is coughing and not eating so well. When I saw her, I felt to take her and try to help. We filled the forms with the mother and after that the mother left, back to Katakwi. Grace was happy to stay, and we found some clothes and made her bed. Then I took her to the neighbours, to the clinic. We did blood tests and a X-ray and we saw the doctor. He looked at all the test results and examined Grace, he didn't think it was TB, so that was good news. She will get good antibiotics and she needs a lot of good food!! She is 6 years old and her weight is 11,5 kg.
It is sad to see Grace back like this, but I am thankful that her mother didn't give up, but brought her for help. We have seen children like this before, we have hope for Grace!!!!