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New admits to the ICU/Rescue Center

DONLEY

He is 21 months old and weighs 18 pounds (currently 16 after his edema is down).  He was admitted with kwashiorkor, malaria, cough and fever.  He failed the appetite test given for medika mamba and was admitted into the inpatient program.  He has 1 living sibling at home.  The family lives in a 1 room home made of cinder block, cement 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.   His mama buys items in bulk and resells them to make a profit, and his papa builds houses. The day he was admitted he had nothing to eat and the day before he had bean sauce and rice.  His mama thinks he is sick because he does not have enough blood in his body.  The families average monthly income is around $67US.  They traveled for about 30 minutes by motorcycle to arrive at the clinic.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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He is 2 1/2 years old and weighs 24 pounds (currently 21 pounds after edema is down).  He has 6 living siblings and 1 that has died of kwashiorkor.  His parents are farmers and grow beans, corn and cabbage in their gardens.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  The family of 8 lives in a 2 room home made of tin and brush.  They get their water from a source that is about a 20 minute walk from their home.   The day he was admitted he had fried flour balls and sauce to eat and the day before a plate of rice.  His papa traveled 7 hours by motorcycle and tap tap to arrive at the clinic.  He stated that he did not know what was causing his son’s edema.  The families average monthly income is around $50US.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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MIRLANDE

She is 25 years old and weighs 62 pounds.  She has TB and has been sick for sometime. She has 5 month old twins that are healthy and well and are being cared for by her mother.  She was referred to an inpatient care facility but had no one to care for her.  If her mother stayed with her the twins would have no one to care for them.  She lives in a 2 room home made of cinder bock, cement and tin.  She does not have running water at her home, or a flush toilet, but does have an outhouse.  They family buys their water from a vendor near their home. We are working along side her doctor to provide the needed care she needs to recover and live.

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 WOODLEY

He is 7 months old and weighs 11 pounds 11 ounces.  He was referred to us from Children’s Health Ministries.  His mama is young and this is her second child.  She left him with her dad and left a few months ago.  Grandpa has been trying to take care of both children.  The family of 8 lives in a 3 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.  They purchase there water from a truck that comes by and sells water each day.  He has been showing signs of kwashiorkor for about 2 weeks now.  He also has diarrhea, cough and fever.  The day he was admitted he had porage and the day before he had some baby food.  This is the second time in his short life that he has had kwashiorkor.  The families average monthly income is around $178US.  His grandpa traveled 3 hours by motorcycle and taxi to arrive at the clinic.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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 MAUDELINE

She is 8 months old and  weighs 10 pounds 8 ounces.  Her mama died when she was a few months old after having a fever for a few days.  Maudline has 5 year old twins siblings that have been caring for her during the day when her papa works. The family of 4 lives in a 1 room home made of cinder block, cement and tin.  They do not have running water in their home or a flush toilet, not even and outhouse. They purchase there water from a vendor that is near their home.  Maudeline’s papa grows beans, corn and pumpkins in his garden.  Maudeline has been losing weight for several months and has had diarrhea for the last week.  The day she was admitted she has nothing to eat and the day before rice and bean sauce and soup.  The families average monthly income is around $167US.  Her papa traveled 2 hours by motorcycle to arrive at the clinic. She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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