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, August 15, 2017

Three mini baby's.......

We have three very small baby's in Amecet. Two of them are under 2 kg and one just got last week over 2 kg. They are so vulnerable and so small. All three of them lost their mother after the delivery. In the middle is Jean, she is the biggest, but she is already 3 weeks old and she is the baby who just went over the 2 kg. We were very excited, because she was gaining too slow. We had to feed her by NG tube for more than a week, she was just too weak to drink, but now she can drink on her own again and she is gaining! Then we have Vincent, at the right  (sorry, he is dressed in pink), Vincent came to Amecet only 2 days ago, but he was already 11 days old. Also his mother died and he was fed for those 11 days only on sugar water...... He is malnourished and still weighs less than he birth weight. But he drinks well and I believe he will pick up, his weighed was only 1.8 kg At the left is Jesca, she was born one month premature and weighs only 1.7 kg. Also her mother died, there was a emergency Cesarean operation necessary, the mother had pre-eclampsia, but she didn't come well out of the operation and passed away. The first day Jesca drank a bit, but it was not enough, the drinking took a lot of energy and we gave her a NG tube, to help her getting enough feeding. When you see them laying on this picture, they are so cute, but so vulnerable. We have to stay alert all the time, please pray for these three mini baby's.
I promised to keep you informed about Michel, (read my last blog) he has been operated Friday evening. The doctor thought, from what she saw on the X-ray, that the good bone was still strong enough, but when she was operating, she saw that the bone was more rotten then she expected. So the next day, Saturday, she operated him again, to put the metal on the legs with screws. The first two days were not easy, but by now he is smiling, talking and asking for his favorite foods. I made a schedule to be with him in the hospital and day and night, one of the aunties is with him. It was so sweet, today he told Deborah that he had now so many nice aunties, he really enjoys the care and attention. He is a sweet boy and very co-operative, that is good, because he has still a long way to go.
We hope that he can come home to Amecet, this week. But those metals and screws have to stay in his leg for at least 8 weeks. Please keep Michel in your prayers.
Then I want to share with you a sad news: yesterday we got the phone call that Nathan had passes away. Nathan has been in Amecet last year and he was re-settled with his family. I wrote about his mother in the blog of 25/6/2017, his mother was one of the teenage mothers. They told us that he got a bad malaria and he died.. This morning, Simon brought a small coffin to the family, together with some posho and beans. We know Nathan as a sweet boy, he was handicapped and it was not so easy to get contact with him, but he changed a lot during his time in Amecet.
Dear Nathan, may You rest in peace and enjoy the beauty and love of Heaven.....


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