A new Inzovu (tiny baby) arrived last night, he is probably close to one of the smallest we have admitted, he weighs 1.6lbs. Today his father came asking, would he live? He is 27 weeks, here at Kibogora his chances of survival are very low. If he is 29weeks+ he would have a much better chance. For now he looks good, but we shall see.
Taking care of this baby, made me think of another Inzovu who was with us in May, her mother took medicine to abort her and delivered early. The baby lived 1 month and was doing well and then died. I am not sure why she died, but I felt so sorry for the young mother to end up delivering prematurely from a deliberate action, and then to fall in love with her baby, only to loose her again.
I always wonder what lessons these little babies teach us who remain on earth after the babies pass away. They all have a purpose for being here, and when there is just the family of the baby and the few of us in the NICU, we are left with a high percentage of a chance that the baby is sent to teach me a lesson, do I learn the lessons they are here to teach? Sometimes I wonder.
Amazingly enough, this mother I was thinking about showed up this afternoon! She dropped by to say hi. Since her baby died, she has now married the father of the baby, the couple seems very happy and settled now, and they are expecting their second child. I pray this baby not be premature and they can enjoy many happy years together. It looks like their daughters life was not in vain, that her parents learned the lessons she was here to teach them.