Its been awhile since we updated this blog. Many changes have happened with the census of our children.
Two of our children have gone home to be with their biological families.
Guerlin has gone home to live with his mom while we continue to work on his medical visa. His mother is doing wonderfully caring for him and loves him very much. We feel it is best for him to be with his mother at this time while we work on the paperwork. We continue to help with formula on a weekly basis to make sure he stays healthy and strong. Please pray that we are able to find a donating doctor/hospital for this little guy so that he can get healthy and return back to his mother.
Christine has gone back home as well. She was in our care since early January and had made great improvements in her health and development. She had learned to crawl, is nearly walking, and has gained over 9lbs. Her mother was very happy to take her back home healthy. We have also admitted several new children.
Asmessi was admitted on September 21st. He was born on September 5th and weighed 3 pounds 3 ounces at the time of admission. Asmessi’s mother is sick at this time so his father brought him to COTP and has asked us to care for him for a few months. Asmessi has been doing well; he drinks small amounts and his feedings are supplimented through his NG tube. He’s gained half a pound in his first week.
Gaelle Rene was also recently admittedinto our care. She is a 15 month old little girl who only weighs 11 pounds. Gaelle has some developmental delays and could not suck when she was admitted. Her family are originally from PAP but moved here after they lost their home in the earthquake. Gaelle never breast fed as she didn’t have a strong suck and her family have asked us to care for her for a few months in the hope that she will gain weight and start to do better. We’ve already noticed great changes in Gaelle; she is sucking from a bottle now, cries to be fed, and has started to babble a
little. She has been doing so well that she has been moved to the baby house recently.
Kalansy OFAAH, whom we have nicknamed Isaiah was admitted on September 30th. Isaiah was referred to us by a Haitian missionary who had been caring for him for two weeks. Isaiah was found in a house by himself in very bad conditions three days after his mother had abandoned him there. Nothing is known about Isaiah’s history and a local official has estimated that he is 12 months old. He has been adjusting well; he eats a little but does not drink much.
On Monday we admitted Djolande Riviere who was referred to us by an adoptive
parent who volunteers at nearby Terrier Rouge (between Cap and the DR boarder). Djolande is 17.5 months old but is extremely malnourished; she only weighs 12 pounds 1 ounce. Her mother does not have the resources to care for her and she has been sick for the past few months. Djolande will be stay with us for 3 months to gain weight and then her mother and the community in Terrier Rouge will care for her.
Two of our children are currently in the hospital. Please pray for both Eventz and Lou to get over what they are fighting quickly so they are able to return home with us.