Today I found out one of the new little babies died. I found out another little baby died last month. Both babies were newborns and died within a month or two of their arrival, both had come small and sickly. Most babies that die within two months of their arrival die of infections acquired from delivery (like untreated +GBS or herpes) or blood infections or meningitis. Kale was 5 1/2 lbs and Farahisha was around 6 lbs upon entry to the orphanage. We are raising funds for more mamas to care for the babies. If you are interested in contributing to this, please let me know.
I don't have a lot of words today, but a very heavy heart. Babies die every day all over the world. I don't often know their names. Babies have died at the orphanage before even before anyone took their photo and all I was given were names. Today, I know two of their names and I know their faces, and I pray that they will rest easy now that they are home with their mamas. I know their fathers and extended family members will also be mourning their loss and I pray for them as well who brought their little ones to the orphanage with the hopes of their survival.