John 3:16 – Jean 3 v6

Paske, Bondye sitèlman renmen lèzòm Li bay sèl Pitit Li a pou yo. Tout moun ki va mete konfyans yo nan Li p’ap pedi lavi yo. Okontrè y’a gen lavi ki p’ap janm fini an.

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For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

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Highlights from Haiti: 26 September 2014

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New admits to the ICU/RC

ANGEL    

He is 18 months old and weighs 15 pounds 8 ounces.  For the past month he has had fever and began showing signs of kwashiorkor (mild swelling in his feet) 7 days ago.  He has 2 siblings at home, a brother and a sister.  He lives in a 3 room home with 10 people.  The house in made of tin, rocks and clay.  They do not have running water in their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  They get their water from a piped water source that is near their home and a river that is not far away.  His papa is a farmer and grows bananas.  Angel’s mama buys items in bulk and resells them to make a profit. The day he was admitted he has a bowl of soup to eat and the day before a plate of rice. The families average monthly income is around $113US.  When we asked the mama what she thought caused the malnutrition she said they did not have enough food for everyone to eat.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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MAYKENLEY

He is 12 months old and weighs 16 pounds 8 ounces.  He was referred to us from  Children’s Lifeline.  He was admitted for severe dehydration and malnutrition.  He was also admitted with a 102 temp, diarrhea and mild kwashiorkor.  He lives in a 3 room home with 5 other family members.  The home is made of rocks, tin and clay.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  The day he was admitted he had not had anything to eat and the day before he has some juice.  He mama left him on the porch of the papa’s house and an aunt brought him to the clinic. He was started on the F-75 therauptic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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WIDELOVE

He is 4 years old and weighs 21 pounds.  He was admitted with kwashiorkor, fever and diarrhea.  He lives in a rented  home with his 3 siblings and his mama.  His papa is a farmer and grows corn, beans and bananas. The day he was admitted he had a plate of rice to eat.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse. They get their water from a hand pump that is about 10 minutes from their home. The families average monthly income is around $102.  It took his mama 1 hour to arrive here by motocycle.  She believes that his father is trying to kill Widelove (by a curse) and that is why he is so sick.   He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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WALNEY

He is 16 months old and weighs 14 pounds.  He was referred to us by Childrens Health Ministries.  He was admitted with kwashiorkor, rash and a cold.  He lives in a home made of rocks, tin and cement, with 6 family members. They do not  have running water at their home, or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  They get their water from a piped source that is about a 10 minute walk from their home.  His mama died and his papa has been taking care of him. He dad works in his garden and grows grains and beans.  The families average monthly income is around $90.  The papa believes his child is this way because he does not have enough food to feed him.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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MAYCO

He is 10 months old and weighs 11 pounds.  He was referred to us by Children’s  Lifeline.  Mayco was born in the Dominican Republic and has just been back in Haiti for a few months with his mother.  He was admitted with severe dehydration diarrhea and fever.  He lives in a one room home with his mama and siblings.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an  outhouse.  His papa is a farmer and grows banana, beans and corn in his garden.  The day he was admitted he had juice to drink and the day before 1 jar of baby food.  The families average monthly income is $113.  It took the family 1.5 hours to arrive here by motorcycle and taxi. he mama believes that he has become this ill due to diarrhea.   He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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VANESSA

He is 4 years old and weighed 38 pounds when admitted.  He has since lost 9 pounds of water weight from his kwashiorkor.  His family of 4 lives in a 2 room home made of rocks, clay and brush.   His parents are farmers and grow corn in their gardens.  The family does not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  There is a source that is about a 15 minute walk from their home where they can find water.  The day before he was admitted he had a plate of spaghetti and the day admitted he has a plate of rice.  This is his first time with kwashiorkor.  The families average monthly income is $6US.  It took them 2 hours by motorcycle to arrive at the clinic.  He mama has no idea how he got this sick. He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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TISINE

He is 2 1/2 yrs old and weighs 20 pounds 8 ounces.  He was in the outpatient medika mamba program and stopped coming in July.  He increasing got worse at home and his mama brought him for inpatient care in August.  There are 12 living children in his family and 2 that have died.  The family lives in a 1 room home that they rent.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  The family gets their water from a piped water source that is just a few minutes from their home.  The day he was admitted he had a banana and a piece of bread, the day before a banana and juice.  The families average monthly income is around $56US.  He lives right here in the village of Cazale so  it was just a short walk for them to get here. His mama believes that he became this malnourished because he does not want to eat.   He was started of the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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LUCKSON

He is 3 years old and weighed 22 pounds when admitted he has since lost 4 pounds of water weight from kwashiorkor.  He was in the outpatient medika mamba program for 2 weeks and increasing got worse.  He refused to eat the mamba and he had to have an NG tube for several days until he got his appetite back to begin eating again.  He also had a temp of 104 when admitted.  The family of 7 lives in a 1 room home made of rocks, tin and clay.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  Both of his parents are farmers and grow beans and corn in their gardens.  The families average monthly income is $113US.  His mama believes that he is malnourished because he has worms.  They traveled 3 hours by motorcycle to arrive at the clinic.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the meidka mamba program.

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GINET

He is 13 months old and weighs 15 pounds.  He was in our outpatient medika mamba program and became increasingly worse and was then admitted into the inpatient program.  The day he was admitted he had a glass of milk and the day before he has nothing to eat.  He mama died when he was 9 months old. Since then his papa has been caring for him.  His papa is a farmer and grows corn and beans in his gardens. The family of 3 lives in a 2 room home made of rocks, mud and brush.  They do not have running water in their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  They get their water from a source that is about a 10 minute walk from their home.   The families average monthly income is around $22US. Ginet and his papa traveled 6 hours by foot to arrive at the clinic.  He papa thinks  that he has become this malnourished because he will not eat.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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Staff Spotlight: Anel

My name is Dasson Mesadieu, but everyone just calls me Anel.  I was born on March 19, 1986 and am 28 years old.  I’m married to Fanie and we have one son named Dave.  We were married in 2011.  She works in the clinic too.

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I have 2 brothers and 3 sisters.  I was born in Germain and live in Cazale now.  These towns are not too far apart and I see my family often.  Right now, I live in a 3 room house that is made of cement blocks and covered with tin.  We have an outhouse, shower, and outdoor kitchen.  There is a place to get clean water close to the house.  My mother-in-law, wife, son, and I live in the house.

I started working in the clinic in 2004.  I have done many different jobs –  make new charts, pull old charts, register patients, give out numbers for the pts in the morning, enter groups into the education area, help when patients are fighting or upset, look for lost charts, go find parents of children in our care when they are ready to go home, paint, lay tile, lift boxes, clean, go get official paperwork done, help get paperwork for medical visas, help buy & build houses for people RHFH is helping, help register & pay for school, and take patients with emergencies to the hospital.

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The work is good for me because the pay helps my family live.  The money that I’ve earned has helped me to build a house, get married, and care for my family.  We can buy food and other things we need.  Sometimes I even have enough to help others in my family when they are having a hard time and that makes me happy that I’m able to do that.  This year, I’m also able to send my son to preschool.

I enjoy making charts and helping others.  I like helping people when they are having a hard time with money or sickness.  It makes me happy when I find a parent and bring them back to pick up their healthy child.

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I don’t like it when we get done late and when the parents of the children give false addresses. This makes my job difficult.

There are a few things that would help me do my work better.  It is really hot in the office where I work and it would be great if we could get a fan.   Also, if RHFH had a motorcycle I could use that would help me find the families.  I think that it would be good for the clinic to get a computer system that could archive the clinic charts.  There are a lot of them and it takes time to find them if the patient loses their card.

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There is one thing that I will always remember in my work.  Several years ago, there were two children that we were helping that were born with a problem.  No one could tell if they were a boy or a girl.  I think that is very hard for a child to understand.  It’s not fair to them and it makes me sad.  I want all children to be born healthy and without this problem.  I can’t imagine how I would feel if my child was born like this.  I was able to help the parents go to Port-au-Prince to get all the paperwork needed to do a medical visa.  Getting the passports was hard, but I tried not to get discouraged.  This was the way that I could help this children.  After much work, they were given visas and went to the United States.  I remember when they returned.  I was so happy when they returned healthy after the surgery.  The families were so happy and very thankful.  I was very excited that I got to be a part of this.  I think that they will have very good lives because of all the people that worked together to help them.  This makes me very satisfied with the work that I do.

On a normal clinic day, I get here early and start handing out numbered tickets at 6:40 in the morning with another guy that works here.  We start calling in patients after the staff prays at 7:00. I pull the charts of returning patients and give them to the patients.  I look up lost chart numbers and write referral letters.  My lunch break is from 12 to 1.  I come back and do more of the same things.  I also fixed charts that are misfiled and keep the filing cabinets organized.  It’s hard since there are over 135,500 charts.  We are suppose to get done at 5, but sometimes don’t get done until 6 or 6:30.  This is a very long day for me.

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I like living in Cazale.  I’ve lived in this area all of my life and my family is all close.  I think Cazale needs a good road, electricity, a clean market, more businesses, and a trade school.

RHFH helps the area by helping people have good health.  They send people to other facilities if the medical cases are too hard.  Sometimes it’s hard to find help, but it is so good when they help these special cases.  They promote education of the children.  It is very good that they provide jobs for so many people.

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I think that I’m a good employee for the clinic.  I try to work hard and do a good job at what I do.  I like the mission and all that they do.  Even if the work is hard or I’m discouraged, I always try to do my best.  I’m a Christian and go to the Episcopal church here in Cazale.  I would like for you to pray for me for good health, a good life, and that I can always take care of my family.

 

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