Hi, Just a quick note. We went back out and checked on the baby. Luckily we did find our way there. He is not doing well at all -- he is so small and he is starving to death. His mother thought he was dead this morning when she woke up - but he wasn't.
We realized that maybe she couldn't give him the milk we gave her because she didn't have a bottle; so we bought one and took it out. First of all I did ask if she had a bottle and she did so I kept the one I bought (maybe we will need it later). She made up some milk and he wanted to eat - he ate about 1 ounce. We didn't want to give him too much because he might vomit. He did keep it down. We took the mother and went to a grocery store to try and find some formula for the baby but the two stores we tried didn't have any. We took her back home and I told her she needed to take care of herself and drink and eat. We gave them a pack of that rice/lentil mix yesterday. She said she had eaten some. I told her to let the baby nurse first and then give him a little milk with the bottle - we need to get the mother's milk to produce. They can't afford formula but if the baby doesn't get some formula it will die. We have found out where there is some and will go get it and take it out to her tomorrow. I hope the baby makes it through the night. His legs and arms are so thin -he is 2 1/2 weeks old and probably hasn't had much nourishment. Pres. Nield's daughter got some baby vitamins in their last shipment so we will get a couple of bottles of that to take as well. Wish us luck! Maybe we will save this baby yet!
The area they live in is terribly poor and there are sooooo many children there. Wow! I just want to cry for them. Such poverty!
Sorry my report today isn't too positive. We will let you know how
our baby is tomorrow.
Love, The Bullocks