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, October 20, 2015

Metamorphosis of Joseph..

Yesterday, Simon, peace and me went to the Hospital in Kumi with Joseph. We had heard that a medical team from U.K. came to do free operations. Joseph has a severe cleft pallet and was waiting to be 10 kg in weight, so they could operate on him. Joseph was born, while his both parents were in prisons and they are still there. Joseph was brought to Amecet after he was born, because his mother couldn't breastfeed him. he did well and we brought him after some months back to his mother in the prisons. We visited them regular and kept track of his weight. He didn't gain much so in agreement with the mother and the prison warden we took him back in Amecet. And he gained very fast, he is even walking now and bullies the other children. We all love him!!
So yesterday we drove to Kumi (one hour drive) and we picked his grandmother on the way to help caring for him.

 Peace carried him the whole day! He was not allowed to be fed, after the registration they told us that he would be operated the same day!
 At the end of the day, it was the turn of Joseph to be operated! he was not happy, he was hungry and irritable but overall he did well, thanks  a lot to Peace, who was so patient with him! And the operation went well, they did the outside and the inside of his mouth. The grandmother stayed the night with him in the hospital and we went back today to see them.
In the bed next to Joseph were our YWAM colleagues Margaret and Julius with their daughter Sheena. She was also treated because of scars after a burn accident. It was good to be together!

On the picture left the senior surgeon came by to check the wound. everything was fine, it was strange to see his face without the big outstanding  teeth, but it will become very nice, now it looked still swollen and strange, but the doctor was very pleased with Joseph. And we could take him back to Amecet. They gave us instructions and we were free to leave! Even Margaret and Julius were discharged and we drove all back to Soroti! Where they were all waiting for us, happy to see Joseph back so fast.  we are really happy that this is done, I promise a nice picture from him in a couple of days or so. I am thankful for the good care and service of the doctors, who gave their time and effort so freely to the people of Uganda. they operated many children and also adults, may God bless them and give them strength!
And Joseph... may he sleep well in his familiar bed in Amecet and also get the strength to recover!

1 comment:

  1. Hoe gaat het nu met hem?
    Blij dat het achter de rug is zeker ( jullie)