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, May 25, 2014

Kilo's and Grams...

Every week, on Sunday, we weigh all the children and we write the new weight down on our list. Very often when I come to work on Sunday, I justpeep into the medical room to see how are they doing???? Today they did very well!
Baranassi came on 4th of April, not even 2 months ago, his weight was 1.4 kg, today his weight is 2.8!!!!


Then we had 8 weeks ago a new baby, her name is Antonia. Her weight was, when she came 1.5 kg en today....1.660 kg. We can be so happy with 10 grams per day gain. Antonia was 2 month premature, in my country, she would lay in an incubator, with all kind of alarm bells etc. But here we are so limited, we don't have that. It is hard work, but it gives fruit!!!We are happy with Antonia!

Yesterday we got again twins.. They were already 12 days old, theyt told us that the mother died, they looked malnourished. Today we weighed them again and we saw that they already gained 100 grams each!!! They are really drinking well. Their names are Betty and Rose. Their weight is today 1.9 kg and 2 kg.!!!
At the moment we have 22 children in Amecet, 16 of them are under  1 year old, I think that we have 14 babys under the 3 months of age! Can you imagine the loads of diapers going through the laundry every day?
But also the older children are doing well, apart from Max, I wrote about him in previous blogs. He is loosing weight, he is refusing to eat or drink, we had to give him a NG tube. But the other are growing: Grace was today 18 kg!!! She came on 30th of January, weighing 11 kg!

So Kilo's and Grams can make our day, today they did!!!!


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