|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: JULY 25, 2021
|ABANDONED BABY AT HOSPITAL |
In Saturday’s blog, I told of an infant in our milk program who has malaria and severe anemia with a Hemoglobin of 4.4. His blood type is O Negative, which is not available in this area.
He was blood tested on Thursday, but the father disappeared from the hospital with the infant before he could be admitted. The father returned on Friday with the infant, agreeing to hospitalized him after much convincing by our staff. I knew it was a fragile situation, but prayed the father would cooperate.
BABY CHEBANE, cute even when not at his best.
At 4pm Saturday, July 24th, I received a frantic call from Fatima, our Assistant Children’s Director who is the night mother for Baby Susana. She told me the father was making a big scene at the hospital, demanding to take the baby home to die.
A call to Social Services brought them rapidly to our aid. After much convincing, the father agreed to leave 8‑month-old baby CHEBANE (She-ban-ee) in our care. Our 2 mothers watching Susana now have 1 infant each.
Babies can sense the emotions of those caring for them, meaning they know when they are not loved. As soon as I gave that little boy a bottle, he stopped crying, and smiled when the bottle was empty. He was content.
Assistant Children’s Director Fatima, took him into her arms where he fell into a peaceful sleep. She told me Sunday a.m. that he woke at 2 a.m. wanting to play with the baby toy I gave him last night. Big change from the lethargic infant I saw on Saturday night.
Chebane has a good chance of surviving the anemia once the malaria is eradicated. Born December 12, 2020, his age, weight, and “fighter attitude” makes his anemia “curable” with a balanced high protein diet, much love, and prayers.
Chebane needs a sponsor of$40/month as we declare he will live, in Jesus’ name!
Thanks to your Love Gifts, we are able to continue RESCUING JESUS’ PRECIOUS INNOCENT ONES who would otherwise perish.
BUSH BUNNY “Mama” BRENDA