That happened with baby Grace, who was brought to Amecet on September 16, she was already 3 weeks old, but her weight was only 1.3 kg. Her mother is was very sick of Hepatitis B and Grace was born 3 months too early. You can read our blog from September 16.
She was a very small, delicate little girl. Every time you saw her or when you had to feed her, it amazed me again, how small she was, how tiny her little hands and feet were. At first she started to gain a little, 10 gram, 50 gram, we were happy, maybe she will live!! Her mother was still in the hospital, fighting for her life. But last week the family decided to bring the mother back home, in the village, the doctors couldn't do anything more for her. She is very, very sick. On Thursday night Grace didn't drink as much as normal, on Friday she seemed to be tired, she had lost weight, but when I fed her, she drank okay, no fever, no cough, no diarrhea, no vomiting, we decided to just feed her every time and see what was happening. During the night she started to vomit and in the morning Janneke took her to the doctor and she had to go on IV drip, That was yesterday, early this morning she died.
Simon organized a small coffin, it was still way to big, and we brought the little body to the village. The family received her and thanked us for our care. The mother was not there, she was cared for in her parental home, but they said, they had no hope for her anymore. Maybe that is why God took Grace home? Maybe it would be too much for the family to care for this little girl? Maybe, maybe? We will never know, we did the best we could, but it does hurt, bringing this little girl home in a small coffin. May she rest in peace!!