Baby David arrived at the hospital nearly 2 weeks ago at 2 weeks of age. He weighed 2.2 kg at birth and had not been nursing well for a day. His weight was 1.8 kg and he was lethargic and dehydrated. He was given IV antibiotics and fluids along with breast milk by NG tube. He was not looking very good the first 2 days then gradualy showed signs of improvement. He is now nursing again and gaining weight. He will likely be able to go home next week. The Maternity Staff is all feeling good about Baby David as most of the infants who come in ill have been sick too long for therapy to be effective.
Jim and Terry Hake have been at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Njinikom, Cameroon since July 2010. With the prayerful support of their family and friends, and relying on Our Lord to be their daily companion, they are in the second year of a three year mission.