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New Admits to the RC and ICU

JULIEN

This is his 2nd time as an inpatient here at RHFH.  He currently is 3 1/2 years old and weighs 21 pounds.  He has a severe case of kwashiorkor.  The family of 6 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 a outhouse.  There is one sibling that died when it was a newborn baby.  The parents are both farmers and grow corn and beans in their gardens.  The get their water from a source that is just about a 5 minute walk from their home.  Julien was started on the F-75 milk milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

Julien 2nd time (4)

KENDY

He is 18 months old and weighs 21 pounds.  He has kwashiorkor and has been sick for several month.  His mama is 9 months pregnant and his dad has been making the 3 hour one way trip to the clinic for the outpatient feeding program.  He refused to eat medika mamba and then refused to eat anything at all.  His papa was very worried about him and asked if we could admit him for inpatient care.  The family of 6 lives in a 2 room home make of rocks, tin and cement.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.   Kendy’s  dad is a farmer and grows beans and corn in his gardens. The families average monthly income is about $235US.    His mom buys items in bulk and resells them for a profit.  He was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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KENLOVE

He is 10 years old and weighs 29 pounds.  He was referred to us by Bread to the Nations. The family of 5 lives in a 1 room home made of rocks, tin and cement.  His papa sells sweet homemade cookies on street and is gone most days trying to make money to provide for his family.  The family does not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  Their average monthly income is around $117.  His papa believes that his son is this sick due to not having enough food to eat.  His favorite food is boiled eggs and he will eat a dozen a day if we would let him 🙂  He was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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MARIE

She is 3 days old and weighs 3 pounds 12 ounces.  Her mama was ill throughout her pregnancy and died shortly after she deliver her.  Marie’s papa buried his wife and then made a 4 hour trip on a moto to get to the clinic.  There are 2 other living children at home and 2 that have died of fever in the past years.  He is a farmer and grows beans and corn in his garden.  All of his family will be involved in the planting and harvesting season in the next few month and ask that we care for her until she gains some weight and gets a little older. The family lives in a 1 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 30 minute walk from their home.  The family has a monthly income of  $82 a month.

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VANESSA

She is 7 months old and weighs 8 pounds. She was referred to us by Bread to the Nations.  The family 6 lives in a home made of rocks, cement 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 near their home.  She was admitted with a 104.9 temp and was very dehydrated and sick.  It took them about 4 hours to get here from their home.  The mama said she really does not know how Vanessa got this way.  She thinks it is because they have no money and  she has been sick for several months.  She was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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WILLIEM

He is 3 years old and weighs 20 pounds.  He has been on the outpatient medika mamba program for 2 months and has not gained any weight but actually lost weight.  His mama took off  several months ago and left the kids with their papa.  He has other children with his new wife and their are a lot of children to feed now.  Just not enough food for everyone.  His dad is a farmer and plants beans and corn in his garden. They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  They get their water from a river that is about a 15 minute walk from their home.  The day he was admitted he has not had anything to eat and the day before he has a plate of rice. The families average monthly income is around $118.  He was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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