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New Admits

JOSUE

He is 10 months old and weighs 12 pounds.  He was referred to us by Children’s Health Ministries.  He was admitted with a 103.7 temp, diarrhea and a cold/cough.   His papa is a carpenter and his mama buys items in bulk and resells them at a price to make a profit.  The family lives in a 1 room home made of block and tin.  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 system that is about a 15 minute walk from their home.  They traveled 4 hours by taxi and motorcycle to arrive at the clinic.  The family’s average monthly income is $102US.  He was started in the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

Josue (1)

MEDJINA

She was abandoned on the clinic bench during a normal clinic day.  We are in the process on searching for her family. We estimated her age at 2 years old and she weighs 12 pounds.

Medjina abandoned (3)

WIDELANDE

This is her 2nd time as an inpatient at RHFH.  She was admitted this time at 4 years old weighing 22 pounds.  She has kwashiorkor, cough/cold, worms and fever.  Her mama died when she was a baby.  She has 4 living sibling and 1 that has died of a fever.  Her papa is a farmer that grows beans in his garden.  The family lives in a 4 room home made of rocks, tins and clay.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  They live about a 3 minute walk away from a source of water.  The day she was admitted she had a plate of rice and juice, and the day before she has beans sauce to eat.  Her family traveled about 1 hour by animal to arrive at the clinic.  The family’s average monthly income is around $68US.  Her papa believes that she is sick because they simply do not have enough food to feed everyone.  She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

Widelande 2nd time (3)

Widelande 2nd time (4)

MAIDELIE

She is 2 1/2 years old and weighs 20 pounds.  She was referred to us by Children’s Health Ministries.  Her papa builds houses and her mama does not work.  She has 3 living siblings at home.  The family lives in a 1 room home made of tarp and tin.  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 system that is about 10 minutes from their home.  She has been sick for sometime with cough/cold, fever and diarrhea and has been developing signs of kwashiorkor for about 2 weeks now.  The day she was admitted she had crackers to eat and the day before she had a plate of rice.  It took her mama 5 hours to arrived at the clinic by taxi and motorcycle.  The families average monthly income is around $45US.  She was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

Maidelie (3)

Maidelie (4)

VAGLIE

She is 10 months old and weighs 11 pounds.  She was in our outpatient medika mamba program and developed a severe case of pneumonia.  She was admitted with 02 levels in the high 70’s.  Both of her parents are farmers, they grow corn and beans in their gardens.  She has 3 living siblings and one that has died of kwashiorkor.  The family lives in a 2 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.  They get their water from a source that is about a 30 minute walk from their home.  The day she was admitted she has not had anything to eat and the day before she has porridge to eat.  She was started in the F-75 milk and then continued with the medika mamba program.

Vagelie July yyy

 

Comment(1)

  1. Bekki says

    oh, my, babies break my heart. Thank you for being there to care for them.

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