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New Admits to the Rescue Center

ANGELINE

She is 6 years old and weighs 32 pounds.  About 1 year ago she fell in a hole near her home.  It appears that she broke her leg, jaw and arm.  The family went to someone near their home that tied her leg and arm up in hopes that it would heal.  It did not heal right and now there are 2 areas that are open and oozing puss.  She is also malnourished for her age and is a -4SD.  She has 11 livings siblings at home and 1 that has died of cholera.  The family lives in a 4 room home made of rocks, tin and cement.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  They must walk 1 hour to the nearest water source to get water for their home.  The family has gardens where they grow beans and corn.  The day she was admitted she had a bag of cheese puffs and the day before a plate of rice.  The families average monthly income is around $70US.  They traveled 8 hours (one way) on a mule to arrive at the clinic.  She was started on the medika mamba program and on medications.

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DACKENDY

He is 2 years old and weighs 16 ½ pounds.  He failed the appetite test and is a -4SD.  His family walked for 6 hours (one way)  to arrive at the clinic.  He has been showing signs of kwashiorkor for about 10 days now. His parents are both farmers and grow beans and corn in their gardens.   The family lives in a 1 room home made of rocks and tin.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  They must walk for 1 ½ hours to the nearest water source.  The day he was admitted he had not had anything to eat and the day before he has a plate of rice. The families average month income is around $100US.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program

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FERLINE

She is 5 years old and weighs 20 pounds.  She has been showing signs of kwashiorkor for about a week now. (edema in her feet and lower legs)  She failed the appetite test and is also a -4SD.  Her parents are both farmers and grow beans, corn and pumpkins in their gardens. She has 4 other siblings at home and the family lives together in a 2 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. The day she was admitted she had a plate of rice to eat and the day before the same thing.  The families average monthly income is around $50US.  They traveled about 40 minutes from their home by foot to arrive at the clinic. She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the meidka mamba program.

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JHONSLEY

He is 1 month old and weighs 4 pounds 8 ounces.  He was referred to us from Children’s Health Ministries. He was admitted with a 103 temp, dehydrated and had diarrhea.   Not much history on family.  Father is dead.  It is the mama’s first child.  The families average monthly income is around $100US.  They traveled by motorcycle and taxi for 4 hours to arrive at the clinic.  The mama lives is a 2 room home with 10 other people in her family. They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet but do have an outhouse.

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MAGAIELLE

She is 5 months old and weighs 7 pounds.  She was admitted with a 105.4 temp and was very sick.   Her mama left her with her papa and refused to care for her.  Her papa cannot afford infant formula and cannot find anyone to care for her.  He has already lost one child last year to diarrhea.  He has 2 other living children at home.  Her papa is a farmer and grows bananas, beans and corn in his gardens.  The family of 4 lives in a 2 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 purchase their water from a vendor near their home.  They have been feeding her milk and when they did not have that flour water.  The families average monthly income is around $100US. They traveled about 1 hour by motorcycle and taxi to arrive at the clinic.

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 SONDY

He is almost 2 years old and weighs 16 1/2 pounds.  He refused to eat any medika mamba, had a fever when admitted and in showing the beginning signs of kwashiorkor. His mama left him and his 6 month old sister at their grandma’s house.  Their father in living in a different country and had been sending money to take care of Sondy.  He missed 1 month and so she refused to care for them.  We are helping grandma with infant formula for the younger baby.  The grandma and grandpa are farmers and grow beans and corn in their gardens.  The family of 7 lives in a 2 room home made of rocks, clay and tin.   The day he was admitted he had milk to drink and the day before some spaghetti.  This is his first time with kwashiorkor.  The families average monthly income is around $60US.  They traveled 4 hours by foot 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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What is Kwashiorkor?

-1SD, under nourished  -2SD moderate,  -3SD and -4SD severe

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