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New admits to the Rescue Center

BENITA

She is 17 months old and weighs 21 pounds.  She was left at home with another sibling for several days with no parents home.  Everyone was hungry and they were trying to make food on an open fire.  Benita fell backwards into the fire and burnt the back of her head.  The parents did not return for several days and it was very infected when she arrived at the clinic.  Since the family walked 6 hours down from their mountain home, we thought inpatient care was the best option for her to be able to receive daily dressing changes.  She has 7 living siblings and 2 that have died.  Her parents are both farmers and grow corn, beans and grains in their gardens.  The family lives in a 2 room home made of tin, rocks and dirt.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet not even outhouse.  The nearest source of water to their home is a 2 hour walk 1 way.  She is doing well and getting daily dressing changes.

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BETCHAIDA

She is 4 ½ years old and weighed 29 pounds when first admitted, she has lost 3 pounds so far from her edema from her kwashiorkor.  This is her 3rd time with kwashiorkor and she was also admitted with a 103 fever.   She has 2 living siblings at home and 2 that have died-both from fevers.  Her parents are both farmers and grow bean, corn and grains in their gardens.  The family lives in a 2 room home made of sticks, clay and tin.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  The family traveled 2 hours by motorcycle to arrive at the clinic.  The day she was admitted she had a plate of rice to eat and the day before some boiled bananas.  She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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DIEULOT

He was in our inpatient care facility in 2010 for 6 months and then returned home with his family healed and at a normal weight.  He has not been to the clinic for a check-up since 2011.  His papa says that he has been doing well since then but began losing weight a few months ago. He has lots of worms, diarrhea and a cold. He is now 9 years old and weighs 23 pounds.  He also lost his mama in child birth last year.  He has 3 living siblings and 1 that died of diarrhea.  The family 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.  The family gets their water from a source that is about a 5 minute walk from their home.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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FRANTZO

He is almost 4 years old and weighs 22 pounds.  He was on the outpatient medika mamba program but got sick with diarrhea, vomiting and fever.  His dad asked if we could keep him in our facility for care. His parents are both farmers and grow banana and corn in their gardens.  He has 3 living siblings and 1 that has died.  The family lives in a 2 room home made of tin, rocks 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 piped system that is about a 5 minute walk from their home.  The day he was admitted he had not had anything to eat and the day before he had a plate of rice.  The families average monthly income is about $100US.  They traveled 3 hours by foot and 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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MICHELOVE

She is 5 years old and weighs 27 pounds. She was referred to us from Children’s Health Ministries.   She is in the beginning stages of kwashiorkor, with edema in her legs and feet.  She had a temp of 104 on arrival, vomiting and diarrhea.  She has 2 living sibling and the family lives in a 1 room tent together.  They do not have running water or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  They purchase their water from a vendor near their home.  Michelove’s mama buys items in bulk and resells them for a profit and her papa works is a storage house.  The day she was admitted she has a hotdog and the day before a plate of rice.  Her families average monthly income is around $200US. They traveled about 4 hours by taxi and motorcycle to arrive at the clinic.  She was started in the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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OKSON

He came to the clinic very sick with pneumonia and O2 levels in the low 80’s. He also had a 104 temp, diarrhea and a cold.  He was also having seizures by the time he arrived.   He is 9 months old and weighs 16 pounds 12 ounces.  His parents are both farmers and grow beans, corn and grains in their gardens.  The family of 4 lives in a 4 room home made of tin, rocks, and clay.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toliet, not even an outhouse.  They get their water from a source that is about a 30 minute walk from their home.  The day he was admitted he did not have anything to eat and the day before a bowl of soup.  They traveled 8 hours by foot and motorcycle to arrive at the clinic.  He is has been on medication and oxygen and is improving.

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