Tuesday, February 12, 2008

TRAVEL CONFIRMED!!!

WE ARE GOING TO BE IN ETHIOPIA ON FEBRUARY 28TH!!!

I can hardly believe it! Jan called us this evening to let us know, and I am still shaking and in shock. I was thinking of going to bed early before she called and now I can only think that in just barely over 2 weeks, I will be meeting my son, my beautiful Melkamu!

Oh my gosh, I have lists upon lists to make and piles of things to do!

We are collecting donations for the CHSFS care center and also for AHOPE, which is an orphanage for HIV+ children. If you'd like to send something along, that would be fabulous. We'd like to bring as much as possible, so small things such as supplies or medicines would be great; clothes are also wonderful, and any paperback books appropriate for children in 5th grade and below. I don't think we'll have room for big and bulky things. If not, we would love your prayers for a safe trip!

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Donations lists below (there will be many duplicates):
CHSFS--Baby Wipes
Baby Lotion
Baby Shampoo
Baby Oil
Vaseline
Hand Sanitizer
Soy Formula
Pamper’s (all sizes, especially for newborns)
Latex Gloves
Gauze
Bandages
Cotton
Tip Applicator
Paper for Changing Tables
Shoes (Toddler and Infant)

Amoxicillin Syrup 250mg/5ml
Amoxicillin Syrup 125mg/5ml
Amoxicillin Cups 500mg/Po
Amoxicillin Capsules 250mg/Po
Augmentin 312mg/5ml
Augmentin 156mg/5ml
Augmentin Tablets 312mg/Po
Augmentin Tablets 624mg/Po
Children’s ibuprofen 400mg
Cloxacillan Syrup 250mg/5ml
Cloxacillan Syrup 125mg/5ml
Cloxacillan (cuaul or tablet) 250mg/Po
Anti Acid Tablet
Anti Acid Syrup
Bactrem Syrup 240 mg/5ml
Rocephin with Lidocin injection (IM, IV) 250, 1gm, 500mg
Foban Ointment
Antibiotic Ointment
Metronidazole Syrup
Medenbazole Syrup
Baby Suppository
Children’s Pain Reliever tablets & drops
Plasil Syrup
Vitamin Syrup and Capsules

Coloring Books
Books


AHOPE--Eye drops
Anti fungal for oral thrush
Benadryl for allergic reaction
De-worming agents taken orally
Oral Suspension Ibuprofen
Antiseptic and Pain reliever
Savlon Antiseptic
Benzalkonium Chloride towelette
Antiseptic Instant Hand sanitizer
Burn cream
Poison Ivy Cleanser
Povidone Iodine USP Prep Pad
Plasil drop Infants
Mylicon
Gloves
Digital thermometer
Bandage (roll)
Sterile dressing gauze (packed)
Cold compress (Hot compress) pack which is reusable
Cough syrups
Gas Relief
Hyopan (Hyosine Syrup)
Hyosine tablets
Cloxacillin 125 mg/5ml syrup
Cloxacillin 250 mg/5ml syrup
Cotton diapers
New/gently used kids shoes
Kids' underwear and pj's (like sizes 6mos. to 12/14)
Antibacterial lotion
Rubber gloves
Simple English books for the new library
Balls, simple games/puzzles (that don't require language knowledge)
Arts and crafts supplies

4 comments:

Heather & Adam said...

CONGRATS MAMA!!!
I am so happy for you!!!!!

Heather said...

Congratulations!! YEAH!! I'm wishing for the next two weeks to fly by so you can meet your son!!

Jen said...

Congrats! You must be so excited. Good luck with everything!

Brooke Adams said...

Congratulations! So excited for you!!