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!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thomas got his eye operation...

In the previous blogs I wrote about Thomas, the little 8 month old baby who lives together with his 5 year old brother in Amecet. Thomas was diagnosed with glaucoma in both eyes. He needed to be operated as soon as possible, because the pressure can damage the nerves of the eye and can influence his sight. We had taken him to Tororo, where a special eye hospital is. We could be on the operation list for 25th of May. The Doctor who is specialised on those operation in children was not around until that day. Then the next day Janneke found out that the reason that the doctor was not around was.....that she was operating in Soroti Hospital!!!! Is that not great, he was put on the list in Soroti hospital and Janneke and one other staff, Scovia took him to the hospital on Monday.
Here is the last examination before the operation, 
 We got a bed in the ward and now wehad to wait, there were many patients, it was a special week for  children with eye problems. There was a team of doctors who were operating the whole day, to only children.
 Thomas surprised us all by showing off! He could sit by himself without any support!! We clapped for him!
 Today was the operation, he was the first one, because he was the smallest, said the doctor. The operation went well and Thomas came fast out of the anesthetics, he cried and wanted to drink... If that is not a good sign!! He has pain, and is not comfortable, but Scovia is really very patient with him and we hope that he can go back to Amecet tomorrow.
 Walter went to visit his little brother today, didn't understand much of what was going on. We want to thank you for your prayers, we are very happy that it all went to smooth and well. Please keep praying for this little man, that the one operation will be enough and that we can see the difference when he is recovering.

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