Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Kevens is 3 months old. He weighs 4lb 2oz. He is severely malnourished, and completely emaciated, with jutting bones, a concave chest and skin that hangs like an oversized suit from his shrunken frame.
He and his mother were referred to GLA for medical assistance, by a Catholic mission Hospital in Cite Soleil. Kervens has pneumonia on both lungs. Last night he was cold, and his heart rate kept dropping. His tiny body was stiff, and he was drifting in and out of consciousness. I didn't expect that he would surive to see another day.
By some miracle, Kervens opened his eyes this morning, and his gaze fixed on mine...........
We have stabalised this tiny boy, and are very carefully managing his care, so as not to overwhelm his delicate organs. Please pray for him,
.....'beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning'... (Isaiah 61:3)
Posted by Susan Westwood at 09:19