-or- Went with Clothes, Came Home with Twins
Mandie and I went to the local orphanage today to drop off some clothes that were left by the dental team and check on some twins that the pediatric residents had seen while they were here. Turns out they both had fevers and coughs….so we brought them home for the week. They’ve had baths and we’re now enjoying their sweet spirits. I don’t think they’re too sick. I think they need lots of TLC that they don’t get at the orphanage. We love the people that run the orphanage, but with 100 plus kids and an infant of their own, they can’t hold these two precious ones 24/7….so that’s where we come in.
Isingoma is the older twin and he’s falling asleep on my lap as I write this. We told them we’d bring them back next Thursday if they were better….it won’t be easy as we are already falling in love! He is tongue-tied and malnourished, but has done better since someone in the medical team left money for formula. Nakato is the younger twin and is adorable. She has musculoskeletal issues and doesn’t have arm or leg strength so we’re working with her to use her arms and legs. She’s gained weight from the formula and is getting chunky!
Basically, we’re showing them love and attention and working to get them well for the next week! It’s as therapeutic for us as it is for them!