I want to share a quick story about a baby that was seen at our medical clinic that took place yesterday across from the dump.
The baby was 2 weeks old and the momma brought him in because she said he was sick. When our doctors saw him he they immediately noticed that the baby was lethargic, dehydrated and jaundiced. To make a long story short, the mother’s milk had never come in, and because she had no money for formula, she simply had not been able to feed her baby. For the first two-weeks of this baby’s life, the baby had nothing more than a few drinks of sugar-water and was practically starving to death. It didn’t take long for the doctors to figure out what was wrong and immediately they sent a crew to the market for formula and milk.
The baby ate and was sent home with plenty of extra formula to last for a while. There’s also a plan to send more formula their way. One of the doctors guessed that they baby wouldn’t have lived another week without food.
When asked, the momma said the baby’s name was Jesus, and she told them, “I’m so glad I named my baby Jesus.”
Lea holding baby Jesus.