A few months ago a lady heard some dogs barking near her home. It seemed as if they were digging something out from the ground. When she looked, she discovered a newborn baby covered in dirt. Everything indicated she had been buried alive. She immediately took the baby to police.
The police contacted Baby Watoto who rushed to pick up the hours old infant. When Baby E. arrived at The Bulrushes in Kampala she was cold (32 Celsius) and gasping for air. Our team immediately initiated resuscitation, but the baby’s response was poor, it seemed as if she was not going to pull through.
Baby E’s femur was broken and her face and body were cut and scratched. It appeared the dogs had chewed most of the umbilical cord off. Her broken leg had caused internal bleeding and an X-ray revealed a pnumothorax (air between the lung and chest wall).
After a few painful weeks of recovery, Baby E. is almost back to complete health. The fact that Baby E. is now smiling, her leg is healing and she is gaining weight as she grows under the care of a loving team is nothing but a miracle. We believe she was placed on this earth for a purpose and that when she grows she will be a leader in this country.
Please continue to pray for our Baby Watoto staff and volunteers and for the children we receive each week. These stories are real and they happen too often. Our team is constantly receiving new abandoned or malnourished babies that need critical care.
Thank you for your support. Thank your for your prayers. Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers who donate of their time and resources to help us care for these precious babies. Thank you for believing in them and recognizing their value.
“He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor.” – I Samuel 2:8 NIV