This blog was originally posted on Thursday, January 10th. Here is an update with the original blog below.
Morris' fever broke last night for the first time in 7 days, but all blood work shows a very very sick little boy. Our Doctor says, "Morris is a very sick little boy, with no obvious cause, apart from the very
severe cerebral palsy. Probably brain damage contributing to all his systemic incapabilities".
Isabelle is without fever this morning, but still a very sickly baby, struggling for life. We have 12 babies in isolation with fever and diarrhea, but most are on the road to recovery. Still 3 more children with fever due to ear infections and teething. All sickness is at the El Roi baby home - we are thankful that all other homes have not been affected or infected.
Our volunteers gathered with our Aunties and babies on Friday morning for a time of prayer, and it was wonderful. I admit, I opened my eyes a few times to watch 27 little faces looking around at us from their highchair tables. They were quiet as church-mice for the 15 minutes of prayer, just looking around at the adults holding hands and crying out to El Rofi, the God who heals. The Holy Spirit was palpable.
Thank you all for your prayers, words of encouragement and financial gifts to help with Morris' mounting hospital bills.
Original blog posted Thursday:
On Monday morning at 7:10AM I was called about one of our babies who had been running a small fever through the night and the Supervisor wanted me to ask the nurse if they could start her on an antibiotic. I contacted our nurse and we were in the process of sending a photo of the baby’s chart so that the nurse could see what the baby had recently been taking. At 7:40AM I was called again, this time I was told that the baby had stopped breathing.
|Morris as he was being admitted|
|Shoveling dirt to cover the coffin.|
|Stomping the dirt to pack it down.|
|Our Aunties gathering rocks|