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!

Monday, April 2, 2018

About struggles and victories...

Our struggles and worries are about little Pauline. She came in Amecet around 6 weeks ago. She was, by then, 1 month old. Her mother was very sick and and HIV+. We took Pauline to the doctor, for testing for HIV and she was put on an ARV, while waiting for the results. Pauline was vomiting a lot and had several infection in the time she was in Amecet. Last week we got the test results back and the sad news was that Pauline is HIV+... We took her to the HIV clinic and she was given ARV's, which we started with immediately. This week she lost weight, even while she is drinking enough milk. This morning she suddenly collapsed. Gasping for air, she was put on the oxygen and the Doctor saw her and prescribed medication. She is fighting for her life. We ask your prayers for this  precious little girl........
But now our victories: there were two children picked by their fathers and one by his auntie. All three baby's were taken in Amecet because of the death of their mother after the delivery. They were very small and only 1 or 2 days old. They all did well and were now ready to go back to their families, they will survive the life in the village, they are all three drinking cows milk, so the families can afford to feed them. We mostly start the babies on milk formula, but those tins are so expensive to buy, no family can afford that, so we make sure that all the babies are used to cows milk, before they go home. Today we were extra happy, because all the families came on the appointed time, and we didn't have to trace and call them to come for their child. It is sometimes a real battle to re-settle a child back in his or her family. They want the child to stay in Amecet till they can walk or talk, but we feel it is important for the child to bond with the own relatives, in the family where they belong. So we do all we can to get the baby's back in their families within 2 or 3 months. Only when the baby is not stable yet, we keep the baby longer in Amecet.
But today, we handed 3 baby's back in to the arms of their fathers (and auntie). 

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