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!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

A difference of 410 gramms......

In our blog of October 6, I wrote about the two little girls, part of triplets, that had come to Amecet. We have been caring for them, seperate from the other baby's, in our medical room. Observing extra care and hygiene for those extreemly vulnerable girls.
They are doing good, but gain very slow. There is a difference of 410 gramms between Mary (left) and Elizabeth. I feel it is amazing what 410 gramms does, Mary is much bigger and she can drink by herself, we removed the NG tube and she drinks very good. Elizabeth only drinks half of what she is suppose to drink, so we have to give the rest by the NG tube. At the moment she has some diarrhea, so we keep a very close eye on her.

Mary came as a small baby of 1.5 kg, today her weight is 2.280 kg.

Elizabeth weighed only 1.3 kg when she arrive in Amecet, today she weighs 1.870 kg.
This week the aunti came to Amecet. The older sister, the first born of the triplets, was admitted in the hospital. Deborah and I went to take a look at them, the baby had been the biggest of the triplets, but not anymore. She is now the smallest and she was on oxygen. The mother was with her, but she is still weak and has hardly breastmilk. We helped with some of the medicines they needed for her. The way it looks now is that we will also take this baby into Amecet when they are discharged from the hospital. The mother can take some rest and get her strength back for the time the baby's will come home from Amecet.

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