I was just home when I got a phone call from the hospital from Dr. Ouna. There was a pre-mature baby, whose mother just passed away. The father was confused and nobody else to help. The mother was from Congo, so her family was not around either. I picked Janneke from Amecet and we drove to the hospital. The doctor was happy to see us and showed us the baby. After she was born, around one month too early, they had been busy with the mother and they had put the baby in a cloth under the lamp, to keep her warm. She was only 6 hours old.
The father was nowhere to be seen, but they found him after some time. He was confused and upset. We tried to get our forms filled and asked him to name his little girl. He didn't know, so then he gave her a name in Swahili which means "trouble". We asked him to get her another name, then he gave her a name from Congo, after her mother: Kave.
Janneke took the baby and wrapped her in some warm blankets. She looked okay, even she is very small. The father disappeared after signing our papers, he was going to organise a vehicle to take the body of the mother home to the village to bury her.
We drove home and after weighing her (1.4 kg.) we prepared our incubator. We pray she will drink a little bit and that there will no other complications. The mother was HIV+ and we will start Kave on ARV's. After 6 weeks we will test her if she is HIV positive or not.
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