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New admits to the Rescue Center

JUNIOR

He is 5 years old and weighs 30 pounds.  His family has had some drastic changes in the past few months. Their gardens are failing and they do not have enough money to purchase food for everyone.  Junior has been showing beginning signs of kwashiorkor (swelling in feet and legs) for about a week now.  He also had diarrhea, fever and a cold.  He refused to eat medika mamba for his mom but has been eating it fine here.  His mama is also 9 months pregnant and they walked 3 hours to arrive at the clinic. We were concerned that she would not be able to come for weekly appointments in the outpatient program so we all decided that the inpatient program would be a good fit for him.  His parents are both farmers and grow beans and corn in their gardens.  The family of 6 lives in a 4 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.  The day he was admitted he had nothing to eat and the day before he had a bowl of stew.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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KERVENS

He is 3 years old and weighs 17 pounds.  He came to our clinic back in April 2015 and weighed 18 1/2 pounds then.  He refused to eat any medika mamba and was given powdered protein but did not return for his appointments.  His feet are so swollen that they have split open in several places.  He also has a fever and diarrhea.  His parents are both farmers and grow beans and corn in their gardens.  The family of 4 lives in a 2 room home made of rocks, clay and tin.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  The have to walk 30 minutes to the nearest water source.  The day he was admitted he had a banana to eat and the day before he had some spaghetti.  His papa walked for 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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LOVELIE

She is 3 1/2 years old and weighs 21 pounds.  She was admitted with mild kwashiorkor (2nd time) a 103 temp and a low blood glucose level (40) and she refused to eat any medika mamba.  She has 2 living siblings and 2 that have died of fever and diarrhea.  The family of 5 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, but do have an outhouse.  They have to walk 3 hours to the nearest water source.  Her parents are farmers and grow bean, corn and sweet potatoes in their gardens.  The day she was admitted she had nothing to eat and the day before she has a plate of rice.  The family traveled for 2 hours by foot and 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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WISLIE

She is  1 1/2 years old and weighs 19 pounds 13 ounces.  She has severe kwashiorkor (general edema all over body), as you can see he feet have begun to split open due to the swelling.  Her papa died a few months ago leaving her and her 3 siblings without much of an income for the family.  Her mama left the kids with grandma and went to find work in a bigger town.  She was only gone a few months and when she return found her daughter this sick.  It was been a very hard year for the whole family.  The day she was admitted she had nothing to eat and the day before bread soup.  They traveled 1 1/2 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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DARISSION

He is 2 1/2 years old and weighs 20 pounds.  He has the beginning signs of kwashiorkor and a temp of 102.  The family of 4 lives in a 2 room home that is made of rocks, mud and tin.  His parents are farmers and grow grains, beans and corn in their gardens. They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse. The nearest water source is a 45 minute walk from their home. The day he was admitted he had a plate of rice to eat as well as the day before.  His mama walked and carried him for 2 hours 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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DABENS

He is 18 months old and weighs 15 pounds 14 ounces. His mama left Dabens and 4 other siblings with the papa and they have not seen her in a few months.  Dabens, being the youngest, is not fairing well.  He papa is a farmer and works in the gardens or is selling produce most days and leaves the oldest child is charge of the younger ones.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  The closest water source is a 20 minute walk from their home.  His papa grows beans and corn in his gardens.  This is his 3rd time with kwashiorkor, this time it is in the beginning stages with some edema in his legs and feet.  He also had a 103 temp, diarrhea and worms.  The day he was admitted he had a banana to eat and the day before a plate of rice.  His papa travel 5 hours by foot, motorcycle and care 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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