Shortly the baby's mother, the other child's mother and the oldest boy's grandmother appeared in the ward doorway, chatting away like all women do when they're together! When I asked the baby's mother how it had been injured, she giggled and said she had dropped him from her hip onto the concrete floor...
We gauged this baby to be younger than a year. Any grandmothers or pediatric nurses reading this post are welcome to add their opinions. The cuddle cloth ball near the baby's face, is made from off-cuts and sewn by hand
In my last post about the children in hospital, this little lad had a tiny visitor. Today Amanda presented him with a monkey/spider toy made with bendable wire which could be suspended above the bed. After thanking her for the toy, he asked for a ball. These children love balls! Since my last visit, the bandages around the patients' legs had become rather tatty. Grant agreed that we could bring in a box of gauze rolls from South Africa as the hospital simply doesn't have enough to go around
The last time I posted about this child, he was clutching a doll since Amanda thought he was a girl. She since found out from the mother that he's a boy hence the "genderless" toy above. We had a little chuckle because this child had kept looking under the skirt of the doll at the bloomer which Amanda had
glued stitched to the toy. So it's not all gloom and doom when we visit these children. Often we share lighter moments such as these!
I hope you're all having a wonderful week.