Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jean and Kevin...

Our two littlest and youngest patients are Jean and Kevin. Adorable.

Kevin is 8 weeks old, weighs 6 pounds and is at the post-op ward due to malnutrition and because his parents could not take care of him. He is finally feeding well and growing. Praise God. Pray for his future- possible adoption, or his parents taking him back.
Jean is 4 months old, weighs 6 1/2 pounds and is in the ward because his mother died in the earth quake and his grandmother cannot take care of him. The father has never been around apparently. He is a tiny one but also growing. Apparently he looks so much better than when he came. Even since I have been here he is more active and smiling more.
It took us a while to get them on a feeding schedule. They now feed every 2-3 hours and usually about 90-120 mls. At night they are only waking up once or twice which is great for the night nurses. However, it is hard to keep them on a great schedule with people walking in and out of the ward all day wanting to pick up and feed cute little babies! Sometimes we just have to tell people no. We need to protect these little guys. Pray that they will grow and stay healthy. And that God will provide them with loving homes.

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