Notes From The Nursery

Claudette
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    Continuing To Praise Jesus!

    This week we're praising God for the lives of all of our babies at the main house!  For about the past week, we've had a nasty virus circling the building, causing vomiting and diarrhea in many of our kids, including the teeny tiny ones.  We've been working day and night to fight dehydration.

  • A Week of Incredible Blessings

    Earlier this week the GLA received an incredible blessing!!!! The team that arrived this week, brought us almost 200lbs of breast milk! Most of our itty bitties are doing really well on formula, so we'll keep doing what's working, but sweet Wiljamesky and our newest bitty get mama's milk!

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    So Many Changes!

    A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks, here in the NICU at GLA!First of all, Dabens and Gardens, Clodner, and Corine Eva all went home with their families!  We love when we get to send babies home, big and healthy.  The looks on their parents' faces is always so special to witness!Marie Madelene went home to be with Jesus.

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    Christmas Babies!

    Meet Evensly and Evelyne, my newest set of twins!  They came to me at one week of age, weighing 2lbs 14oz and 3lbs.  Now, at 3 weeks old, they weigh 3lbs 13oz and 4lbs 2oz!

  • Our Littlest Blessings

    Happy Thanksgiving from God's Littlest Angels!  We thought today would be the perfect day to introduce you to our littlest blessings!Kensley is 9 months old and has been here since he was about a month old.  Kensley has a colostomy, but should be going to have it repaired soon!

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    Oh Me, Oh My, Chicken Pox in our NICU! Prayers appreciated!

    The week was going pretty good.  The babies all seemed stable and growing.  Then I walked into the NICU yesterday morning and this little guy, Derlain, greeted me with Chicken Pox! He only had a few on his face and stomach but we were sure that is what he had and our pediatrician just came and verified it even though she didn't believe it at first!  So our NICU is under quarantine for now. Today, he has them all over him even up by his eyes!  So this morning when I went into ...

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    Five New Admissions in the last month!

    We have had 5 new admissions to the nursery since January.  We don't get admissions for awhile and then we get two in one week!  Some are here for assistance and will return back to their families in a few months and a couple of little ones are for adoption.

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    Happy Endings

    This week in the NICU we said goodbye to several of our babies. It is so gratifying to be able to see babies that came in sick or struggling go home to their families happy and healthy. This is Miss S.

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    A Little Guy with a Big Name

    Meet the newest addition to the GLA family! He's a sweet, healthy newborn baby boy named Jean-Britus. His Papa brought him to us yesterday.

  • Illionson: The Lord Has Done Great Things!

      Illionson went home to his family! We will miss this sweet boy and his beautiful smile, but it is such a joy to see happy endings like this one. Illionson has had many challenges in his little life.

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    Survive to Thrive-Story #10

    -Guest Blogger (Britany Smith-RN at GLA from 2012-2014)--I am so thankful that God has given me the opportunity to come back to GLA twice since leaving my position just over a year ago.  It is an absolute pleasure to be able to write another "Survive to Thrive" story. Amazing transformations such as this one, fill my heart with such joy and thankfulness for God's continual healing in the lives of so many children.  Some of you may remember a blog I wrote in 2014 named Angel Update...

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    Going Home: Lensey

    It is with great joy (and a little sadness too) that I get to share this good news with you!  Our sweet Lensey went home this morning!  Lensey's parents were very young, and her mama died in childbirth.

  • Little Lucner

    There's a new face at GLA! A week ago we got a call from another orphanage nearby about a 4 pound newborn they had concerns about. The baby's family ended up taking him home, but brought him back yesterday saying he wouldn't eat and was having trouble breathing.

  • Transformation Tuesday! - Ruth

    This is Ruth.  18 months ago she was a 2 pound, premature newborn struggling to survive. See http://www.glahaiti.org/meet-ruth-our-newest-addition.

  • A Day on the Balcony

    Just wanted to share a few pictures of the sweet little ones we get the incredible privilege of loving on every day.  It's impossible to look at these happy faces and not smile! Photos from the main house balcony:                   

  • Update on Claudette

    Baby Claudette is doing much better!  We had a rough few days, but now she is finished with her IV and antibiotics, she's breathing on her own, and eating much better.  She even smiled yesterday!

  • New Arrival

    Hello from the NICU nursery!  Tonight I'm writing to ask for prayer for a little baby who came to us yesterday afternoon.  Her name is Claudette.

  • Surgery Update

    Good news to report:  Illionson is doing great!  He is such a tough little guy!  He had his cleft palate repair done on Saturday April 26, and is almost a week post-op now.

  • Illionson's Next Adventure

    Many of you may remember Illionson, a sweet boy who came to us last year for assistance due to a cleft lip and palate.  This is typically corrected with 2 separate surgeries.  He had his lip repaired last November by the LEAP team and returned to his parents after recovering.

  • Transformation Tuesday!

    August 2014, we received this very special little boy from IBESR. After being abandoned at a local hospital, Guerard was malnourished and dehydrated. With the proper nourishment and support, Guerard quickly gained weight and grew exponentially!

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