Instead of going to church and resting on Sunday, I escorted a friend’s baby to the emergency room at JUTH (Jos University Teaching Hospital). The 15-month-old boy was lethargic, running a high fever and coughing. His parents first came to Faith Alive where his mommy works. But because we didn’t have a pediatric specialist on ground to insert the i.v., we rushed him a local government hospital where one of our volunteer doctors was on call.
He thinks that the boy has pneumonia that’s affecting his heart. Antibiotics and oxygen should do the trick so within a few days he should really improve. We praise God for his life and pray for the another family who had to buy the child-sized coffin that we saw outside.