Children of the Promise, HAITI

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More baby changes

Once again, several children have gone home to be with their biological families and a few more children have been admitted into our care.

Mack has gone home to be with his family. He came to live with us just after the earthquake in January and lived with us for a few months. He has done very well in our care and gained over 10lbs. We are excited he was able to rejoin his family at home.
Wadney has rejoined his mother after only a short stay at our place. He only lived with us for a few weeks, but came with a bad facial abscess. His abscess has healed up wonderfully and he and his mother are thrilled to be back home with each other.
Christella’s aunt brought her here because her mother passed away 1.5 months ago and her aunt doesn’t have the means to care for her. Christella is underweight; but is a very interactive little girl. She has been cooing and smiling a lot since she got here. She can also sit up. She is almost 7 months old and weighs 8lbs 13oz.

Jenniflore's mother is from Pomme Gracia and had been attending our prenatal program. Jenniflore’s mother is paralyzed on one side of her body and has had seizures in the past. She had been having seizures at nighttime since giving birth and these have made her act out. Jenniflore is this lady’s second baby and she came to us with her grandmother who was afraid something would happen to Jenniflore if she stayed in their home. Jenniflore has an older sibling that the grandmother helps to take care of. Jenniflore is a beautiful little girl. She is drinking well and seems to be healthy. She is 12 days old and weighs 6lbs.

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