We went to visit little baby Mackenson at the Sister’s of Charities Orphanage in Jacmel. He has been at the orphanage for about two weeks now. His mother decided that it would be best to release him to an orphanage because she has been unable to care for him. The baby was tested positive for HIV and must undergo treatment and doctor visits in order to continue to stay at the orphanage..
Little Baby Mackenson in his crib at the orphanage.
Baby Mackenson sleeping.
The room where Baby Mackenson stays with many other babies at the Sisters of Charity orphanage in Jacmel.
His tiny skinny legs.
Babies who tested positive for HIV can test negative later. Here is what the March of Dimes’ website has to say about it:
“The HIV antibody test is not reliable for an infant born to an infected mother. This is because the mother’s antibodies may be present in her baby’s blood for up to 18 months, even if the baby has not been infected.”
We are working with the staff at the Hands and Feet Orphanage to ensure little Mackenson attends to all the required doctor visits.
Please pray that Mackenson tests negative by the time they test him again. We truly love this baby and would love to see him grow up as a healthy little boy. Many thanks! –Maria