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, March 30, 2016

Only 10 days young.....

 On March 18, we were called from the Hospital. A mother passed away, who just delivered a baby boy. If we could help with the little baby. Together with a staff  I drove to the hospital, we were met by the doctor and the father and we filled the papers and took baby Nathan to Amecet. The baby looked okay, but he had fever. So we took the baby straight to the doctor. The cord was made shorter and the baby was started on antibiotics.. There were no other problems, he was drinking fair, not very much, but enough, until Sunday morning...... He didn't want to drink anymore, we took him to the doctor, but nothing was found only oral thrush. We started medication for that and we put an NG tube in. We fed him every two hours. The next day the mouth was clear of thrush, but still he didn't want to drink on his own, so we used the NG tube. Monday afternoon he started to get difficulties in breathing, we contacted the doctor and he was started on IV fluids. In the evening we had to put him on oxygen.And the electricity went off... so the solar on, that also stopped , the last result was the generator, which was started by Elias, who was called by the night duty!!!
Tuesday morning Nathan was at first breathing on his own again, when I took this beautiful picture of this beautiful little man. But then it changed, the doctor came to see him, still no fever, no diarrhea, no chest infection, no vomiting. we saw him going worse. I was working together with Deborah, our Ugandan nurse and we decided to hold him in our arms on turns. We felt it will not take long and we can be with him and comfort him. I had called the father in the morning and he came directly, he also held him for at least one hour. I realized that it was probably the first time(and the last) for the father to hold his son. When he was born in the hospital and the mother died, it was all panic and stress. It touched me, to see him sitting with his little son.
He left after promising to keep his phone on, we had explained him that it was very serious. We went on holding him and praying over him, he was more peaceful now. At 4.15 Nathan passed away in my arms. He was only 10 days young...
The father came back to Amecet and Elias had gone for a small coffin. We brought them back home. Nathan will be laid to rest, next to his mother, behind their home......

1 comment:

  1. Els, Uganda need people with a heart like yours. May God continue using you to touch the lives of his little ones. RIP Nathan.