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.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Pray For A Smile

Kervens is making steady progress. He has gained over a pound since he arrived, but he still has a long way to go.

He is my miracle baby. It was by God's mercy that Kervens made it to GLA, just in time. I am filled with gratitude to the God who answered my prayers, and gave me the wisdom I needed to keep Kervens alive during the days that he was critically ill, and on the brink of death.

Two weeks ago today, Kervens arrived at GLA. The feeding tube is out now, and he no longer needs oxygen to help him breathe, or an incubator to keep him warm. We are beyond the critical period, and hope to see rapid weight gain, while we continue to correct his electrolyte and nutrient imbalances.

Kervens remains weak. He does not suck well from a bottle and his legs are stiff. Pray for improvements in these areas, and pray for a smile. This child has suffered more in his three months on this earth than any baby ever should. A smile will signify spiritual healing. It will be evidence of the oil of joy, where mourning might have been.


nicnacpaddywac said...

Glad to hear he's doing so much better. He's in my thoughts and i hope he continues to improve. X

Brittnei said...

OH Susan, I had been away for a while for work and just got caught up on your blog. Sounds like it has been a whirlwind around there- Happy to hear some things are looking and I am so sorry to hear about the passing of another angel.
Much love,