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New admits to the Rescue Center

CHRISNORK

He is 41/2 years old and weighs 25 pounds.  He has been showing signs of kwashiorkor for about 3 weeks now.  His parents took him to a clinic that was near his home.  They gave him 1 pill and told the parents they could not help him. There are several areas on his legs that are open and leaking fluids from his edema.  He also has a cough and has diarrhea.  He has one other living brother at home.  The family of 4 lives in a 4 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 5 minute walk from their home.  The day he was admitted he has not had anything to eat, and the day before a plate of rice.  The parents traveled 3 hours by motorcycle to arrive at the clinic.  Their average monthly income is around $89US.  Chrisnork refused to take food or milk and so we had to insert an NG tube.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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DARLINE

She is 5 years old and weighs 35 pounds.  She has been swollen with kwashiorkor for about 1 month now.  Her parents were trying some herbal treatment that was suggested by some in their village.  This past week she became increasing worse and so they brought her to the clinic. She also has diarrhea and a cough.  She is eating some but had to have a NG tube place to make sure she is getting the correct amount each day of the F-75 milk.   The parents are both farmers and grow beans, corn and pumpkins in their gardens.  They have 5 children that are living and 1 that died when it was a baby. The family lives in a 4 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 15 minute walk from their home.  The day she was admitted she had a cookie to eat and the day before a plate of rice.  The family traveled 4 hours by foot to arrive at the clinic. Their average monthly income is around $112US.  She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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Darline

JALINDA

She is 2 years old and weighs 17 pounds.  She has the beginning signs of kwashiorkor and was admitted with her twin that was gravely ill and died the same day.  Her parents are concerned for her and her health.  They have also lost 3 other children from diarrhea and fever.  There are 7 other living siblings.  The family lives in a 1 room home made of sticks, mud and tin.  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 15 minute walk from their home.  The day she was admitted she had not had anything to eat and the day before she had soup.  The family traveled for 5 hours by motorcycle to arrive at the clinic.  The family’s average monthly income is around $223US.  She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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LUCIANA

She is 27 months old and weighs 16 pounds.  Her parents are both farmers and grow beans, corn and pumpkins in their gardens.  The family of 7 live in a 2 room home made of rocks, clay and tin.  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 5 minute walk from their home.  She has been losing weight for about 3 months and began showing signs of kwashiorkor last week.  She is a picky eater also her mama tells us she has been passing lots of worms.  The day she was admitted she had a glass of milk and cheese puffs, and the day before she has a plate of corn. They traveled to the clinic by taxi and motorcycle for about 5 hours.  Their average monthly income is around $112US. She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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STANLEY

He is 3 years old and weighs 17 pounds 6 ounces.  His mama is young and 8 months pregnant with her 2nd child.  Stanley’s papa is not around and the papa of the new baby does not like Stanley.  The mama says if she is not there he is mistreated and abused.  She says she cannot leave the new guy because he feeds and takes care of her. The family lives in a 2 room home made of cinder block, cement and tin.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  Stanley began showing signs of mild kwashiorkor about a week ago and has been losing weight for 3 months. This will be his second time with kwashiorkor.  The day he was admitted he had nothing to eat and the day before he had a plate of rice.  They traveled for about 1 hour by motorcycle to arrive at the clinic.  The families average monthly income is around $45US.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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 WISLERE

He is 5 years old and was burned by hot water on his arm.  His family lives about a 2 hour ride by motorcycle from the clinic. The family of 3 lives in a 1 room home made of brush and sticks.  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 1.5 hour walk from their home.  His parents are both farmers and grow beans, corn and grains in their gardens.  He will be staying here for daily dressing changes until his burns are healed.  We started him on the meidka mamba program as the extra protien will help in his healing process.

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Wislere

 

 

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