In Septemeber 2008, I traveled 6000 miles to Haiti's Kenscoff mountains. My mission: to care for some of the orphaned and abandoned, the sick, malnourished and premature infants of this beautiful but beleagured Caribbean nation.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

An update on Baby J

Baby J, who I wrote about last night is very sick this morning.

He has a severe cleft lip and palate, along with other birth defects. He also has Kwashiorkor - a protein defficiency that causes immune suppression and fluid retention. He had not been fed since he was born, 15 days before arriving at the orphanage.

He has a very bad eye infection and is having problems with his breathing. Young infants tend not to survive Kwashiorkor. Very often, they go into multi-organ failure and die.

If he tolerates the feeds we are giving him, there is a chance he will live. I leave him with God today. In the hands of our loving Father, who knows all things and wants what is best for Baby J.

Thy will be done.


Jaime said...

Praying for a miracle for Baby J. My heart just doesn't know what to do but break when I read your stories like this. I am grateful he is in your loving care at GLA. My God give you and the rest of the nurses strength to care for this precious child.

Rebekah Hubley said...

Praying for you and praying for PEACE!!!

Catherine said...

Susane I have read about baby J on Dixie's blog.... I am so sorry... Hope you are okay.