|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: DECEMBER 12, 2020
BABY FATIMA JOINS OUR FAMILY
Orphaned Fatima was brought to us last Friday by her Grandmother and Uncle from a village almost 30 miles/50km into the Bush from Balama (on foot). This tiny infant looked like a premature newborn, but her document said she was exactly 90 DAYS OLD, weighting only 2kg/4.4 lbs., AND WAS OBVIOUSLY SICK!
Baby Fatima eats hourly, then sleeps soundly.
My Children’s Director, Anna, and I ushered them into my Kingcab, and drove them quickly to the Balama Hospital. The hospital staff was SHOCKED at her age and weight, so wasted no time getting blood for a malaria smear, then starting an IV for medication.
Fatima is 1 tough little girl, as she recovered rapidly from her malaria, but stayed in hospital a full week to receive a special malnutrition formula. Ravenous with hunger, she drank a tremendous amount daily, gaining 2.2 lbs./1kg during her 7 day stay.
Fatima’s Uncle realized the very elderly Grandmother could not properly care for Fatima, and requested Social Services to allow her to live with us. Both her parents are deceased, and it is obvious to all that Fatima needs extra attention if she is to survive.
Plz pray for this little girl, for she will need at least 4 months of good nutrition and care to achieve a normal weight for her age.
Fatima needs a $30/month sponsor as soon as possible. This little tyke can eat!
BABY NELITA MEETS JESUS
With a sad heart I must announce that 1 yr. old Nelita is now with the Lord Jesus. Nelita contracted malaria last Sunday, Dec. 6th.
Baby Nelita back on November 7, 2020. Happy, healthy, and enjoying her new toy telephone.
The normal malaria treatment seemed to be helping her by Monday, but early Tuesday it was evident she was getting worse. We rushed her to the hospital, where she was admitted immediately, with IV anti-malaria meds started within minutes.
Lab analysis showed that the malaria was attacking her liver and red blood cells. She was very ill with a critical hemoglobin of only 6. (Normal is 12–14).
Blood was given, but the liver failure was too far advanced, and she graduated to heaven at 7pm Thursday night.
We miss her very much, but are happy she now has a perfect body, and can happily play with the other children in heaven.
The loss of Nelita has really upset the foster mothers and children in house number 6. Please keep them in prayer as they go through the grieving process.
BUSH BUNNY TIDBITS
1. Our children enjoy playing soccer between rains.
School age children enjoying fun between rains.
2. Rainy season officially began this last week with 6 days of light rain.
3. House # 7 rushing towards completion. January opening looks very promising.
House #7 painting in progress between the rains.
Final cement work nearing completion.
BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF