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 31, 2017

Triplets United.....

As I wrote about the triplets in my last blog, in the evening, the third baby was discharged from the hospital and joined her sisters. But there was some confusion: the grandmother had brought the two baby's 4 weeks ago, she told us they were the first and the second baby, so their names were Mary Apio and Elizabeth Acen, the third baby, who stayed with the mother, was Adongo Grace. There is a certain order here in naming twins and triplets, the first one is always Apio and the second one Acen, when there is a third one they call her Adongo. But when they are boys, it is different, it will be Opio, Ocen and Odongo. Now we discovered that the grandmother had made a mistake, we had the second and the third baby, so the one in hospital was the first baby, so all the names are wrong and they had to be changed.... All the papers had to be changed, but also our staff had to be trained in the changes of the names. 
 We gave each baby a different color string at the wrist.
 For the "bonding"  they share the bed, and we gave name tags and which bottle we use for which baby. They do fair, the middle one, Elizabeth, is drinking very well, the other two still need a NG tube, but they start to drink better and better. 
I was so blessed today by the grandmother of Catherine. The mother of the baby had passed away after giving birth and Catherine was brought to Amecet. We always give them 2 months, then the baby goes back to the family. And today it was exactly 2 months!!!! Very often, we have to call and call to remind the family to come for their child, but this grandmother came on the exact day!!
And she had bought little socks for Catherine. I was really touched by the lady, she was prepared for the baby, and she had bought little pink socks...... It was so nice to see and to know that Catherine is wanted and will be cared for....

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