Children of the Promise, HAITI

Monday, September 13, 2010


We are very sad to say that our little Josette has passed away. She was at the hospital being cared for. We don't have all the details right now, but the nurses said they were keeping her hydrated through her NG tube and that she passed away at 1am. Please pray for our staff. Its so hard to lose a little one you have cared for, no matter how long or short. We praise God she is with our Heavenly Father.

Gardimy, or Lou as his mother calls him for short, came to us with his mother. Lou and his mother were living in Cap Haitian with his older sister, who is 2. Lou's mother is very young and has not seen the father for a long time. They were living with a friend, but that housing situation is no longer stable and his mother does not have work. We have agreed to take Lou for 3 months. Hopefully after that time, his mom can find a better place to live and work. Lou has a pretty bad skin condition on his legs and is a bit underweight.

Magdalene was brought to us by her mother and her father. Her mother is pregnant and has been sick a lot during her pregnancy. Her father does not have work, but has made his best attempt to take care of his wife and Magdalene. We hope to get Magdalene on the right track and gaining weight.


Davideson was brought to us by his mother, who came with him from close by. His mother says that Davideson's father died in the earthquake in Port. The mother has given birth to 6 children and 4 of those 6 have passed away at a young age. She is currently living with another family and they do not have enough food to support her and her children. The mother said that Davideson has been sick a lot with infections, fevers, and itching skin conditions.


Rose Merlin is from a neighboring community, where she lived with her father and grandparents. She is 14 months old and weighs around 7 lbs. Her mother died 10 months ago. Rose Merline is severly malnourished, but we hope she is able to gain weight steadily and quickly in our care.

Wednaldy is 16 months old and weighs 15 lbs, 14 oz. Wednaldy's father died while the mother was 6 months pregnant and his mother died during the earthquake. Wednaldy had been living with the mother's cousin who is a young woman without any other kids. Three other cousins accompanied her to COTP including one of our nannies. Wednaldy has recently been ill and was hospitalized in August. Wednaldy has been eating extremely well. He seems to be adjusting well and has been seen dancing with the nannies. Wednaldy is not yet walking but he can crawl and push himself into a sitting position. We will reevaluate the family situation in 3 months.


Wadny is a 2 year old boy with a large facial abscess. His mother came with him on Thursday evening asking for assistance. She is a young mother who doesn't receive help from the baby's father. Wadny has a long history of illness. The people who have been helping her provide for her son are no longer willing to help. His mother seemed very desperate, out of energy and options. Wadney weighs roughly 18 1/2 lbs. Hopefully we can figure out what is going on with his abscess, get him healthy again and returned to his mother in a very short time.


Joanise is another little girl that we helped get a medical visa for roughly 2 years ago. She had severe hydrocesphalus and a shunt placed to help ease the pressure and drain the fluid. Her mother brought her by the other day as she was having a lot of problems and seizures. She was admitted to the hospital for 2 days and is now back home with her mother and doing well.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Praise God!

Just wanted to send a quick update to let you all know that the number of healthy babies is increasing!
I was so happy to see that the kids were feeling well enough to sit up and watch their video. They weren't all lying flat on the floor!
We just have one sick baby in the house and another is on his final day of isolation for mumps.
We brought home three healthy babies from the Milot hospital.

Praise the Lord for all the progress!
Thanks for the prayers and support.