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New admits to the Rescue Center

JEANDLEY (and his sister below Jeandeline)

He is 5 years old and weighs 32 pounds. He and his sister (Jeandeline) are from up by Cap-Haitian.  Their papa died last year and he was from a town that is not very far from Cazale.  His mama said Jeandley was in a hospital near her home but it closed down for a time.  When he began to show signs of kwashiorkor she traveled down to where their papa was from in search of help.  Jeandley has been showing signs of kwashiorkor for about 2 months now.  While in the hospital he began to get better but once back home became worse.  His legs are so swollen that they are leaking fluids in several places.  The day he was admitted he had a piece of fish to eat and the day before a plate of spaghetti.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.  
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JEANDELINE (brother above Jeandley)

She is 6 years old and weighs 40 pounds.  She is not as bad as her brother and is just in the beginning stages of kwashiorkor.  She does have a 103 temp and has not been eating well for the past few weeks.  The family lives in a 4 room home made of sticks, dirt and tin.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  They buy their water from a vendor that passes by their home each day.   The day she was admitted she had a hot dog and the day before a plate of rice.  She was started on the medika mamba program and is doing well.

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KENLOVE

He is 8 years old and weighed 31 pounds when admitted.  (I do not have his picture when he first arrived this is a few weeks later).  He was in the beginning stages of kwashiorkor and was refusing to eat or drink anything.  His mama told us that he had been losing weight for about 1 month and had been showing signs of kwashiorkor for about 5 days.   He also had a fever of 104 when admitted.  His parents were both there when he was admitted and told is he is unable to speak or hear.  One of our volunteers has been working with him to begin teaching him some basic sign language and he is doing well.  He was started on the medika mamba program.

Kenlove (1) (533x800)FRANCELENE

She is 6 months old and weighed 5 pounds 8 ounces when admitted. She was referred to us from Children’s Health Ministries.  We do not have a lot of information about her.  Her mama is sick and has been unable to care for her.  Her grandma took her to church to have people pray for her and see if she could find some help somewhere.  Some members of the church offered to make the trip to Cazale since grandma was not able to walk very far on her own.  She was in the beginning stages of kwashiorkor when admitted and also had a fever.  She has a lot to overcome at 6 months old and only 5 1/2 pounds.

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CAROUSE

This little guys was admitted at just a little over 4 pounds and is 1 month old.  His mama is alive and had been breastfeeding him since birth. But he continued to decline and lose weight.  They were both referred to us from Children’s Health Ministries.  We worked with his mama for a few weeks to get her milk production up but there was not any weight gain.  We learned that she had left 5 other children at a neighbor’s house to come to Cazale.  Her husband was killed last month as well trying to return from the Dominican Republic.  He was hacked up with machetes with some others from their area.  She asked that we keep him here and return home with her other kids for a time.  We all agreed that he needed to stay.  He has since begun to gain weight and improve.  His mama has a garden where she grows beans, potatoes,and corn.  She also buys items in bulk and resells them for a profit.  The family lives in a 1 room home made of tin and sticks.  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.  They traveled about 4 hours by motorcycle and taxi to arrive at the clinic.

Carousse FF (3) (800x533)AUGUSTE

He is 13 years old and weighs 39 pounds.  His mama died a few years ago during child birth.  Since that time he has been living with his aunt and progressively getting worse. The family of 7 lives in a 1 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.  They purchase their water from a well that is near their home.  The day he was admitted he had nothing to eat and the day before a plate of rice. 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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ANGELINE

She is 4 1/2 years old and weighs 45 pounds.  She is very swollen from the effects of kwashiorkor.  Her legs are so swollen that they have split open in several places and are leaking water.  Her mama and papa took turns carrying her and then riding a motorcycle to the clinic it took them 6 hours of travel time.  She has 4 living siblings and one that has died of kwashiorkor.  Her mama and papa are both farmers and grow beans, corn and potatoes in their gardens.  The family of 8 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, not even an outhouse.  They get their water from a piped system that is a 2 hour walk from their home.  They day she was admitted she had nothing to eat and they day before she has a plate of rice. She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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DANIELSON

He is 1 year old and weighs 12 pounds.  He was referred to us from Children’s Health Ministries. Besides being malnourished, he was in respiratory distress when admitted and was having trouble just breathing.  He was on oxygen for about 1 week along with medications and slowly improved over time.  His papa builds houses and his mama buys items in bulk and resells them for a profit.  He has one other living sibling, a sister at home.  The family of 4 lives in a one room home that they rent.  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 about a 10 minute walk from their home.  The family traveled about 4 hours by motorcycle and taxi to arrive at the clinic.

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PAUL EVENS

He is 21 months old and weighs 17 pounds.  He was on the outpatient medika mamba program but became worse and his papa asked if we could admit him to our inpatient facility.  He has been sick for several months with fever, diarrhea and a cold.  His mama became pregnant with another child and stopped breastfeeding him when he was 9 months old.  His papa said since that time he was gradually lost weight.  His parents are farmers and grow beans, corn and bananas in their gardens.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toliet, but do have an outhouse.  They get their water from a piped system that is near their home.  The day he was admitted he had medika mamba to eat and the day before a plate of rice.  They live about a 30 minute walk from the clinic.  He continued on the medika mamba program in inpatient care.

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WILDAPHCA

She is 6 years old and weighs 33 pounds.  She was in our outpatient program and failed to eat her mamba and her kwashiorkor got worse very quickly.  She was admitted  into our inpatient facility.  She also had a fever, cold & cough when admitted.  Her parents are both farmers and grow grains, beans and corn in their gardens.  Wildaphca along with her 4 brothers live in a one 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 piped system that is a 1 hour walk from their home.  The day she was admitted she had a plate of rice.  Her family traveled 4 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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SANITA

She is 13 months old and weighs 14 1/2 pounds.  She was referred to us from Children’s Health Ministries. She was very sick when she was admitted with a high temp and low glucose levels and severe diarrhea.  Sanita’s papa abandoned the family a few months ago, shortly after she found out she was pregnant again.  The family has a garden where they grow beans, corn and grains.  They also buy items in bulk and resell them for a profit for income for the family.  The day she was admitted she had nothing to eat and the day before she has a bowl of soup.  She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

Santia Feb (2) (800x533)STEVENS

He is 19 months old and weighs 16 1/2 pounds.  He has refused to eat the medika mamba for outpatient treatment and also had a fever and diarrhea.  His papa does not take care of him and his mama buys items in bulk and resells them for a profit.  They family lives in a 1 room home that they rent.  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 10 minute walk from their home.  They traveled about 2 hours from their home to arrive at the clinic.  The families average monthly income is around $35US.  He was started on the medika mamba program and has been eating it well for us.
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DANIEL

He is 18 months old and weighs 19 pounds.  He was referred to us from Children’s Health Ministries.  He was following in their outpatient medika mamba program and was not improving but getting worse.  When he was admitted to our inpatient care facility he had a fever, diarrhea and cold and cough.  His parents both buy items in bulk and resell them for a profit.  The family of 4 lives in a 1 room home that they rent.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  He has been showing signs of kwashiorkor for the past 3 days and has been losing weight for about 1 month now.  The family traveled about 4 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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EMMANUEL

He is 13 months old and weighs 11 pounds.  He has been following on and off in the clinic since he was 3 months old.  His weight is about the same now as it was when he was three months along.  He has been in 2 different outpatient programs in an effort to get him to gain weight which in both cases he has failed.  We asked his mama if she would consider trying inpatient to see if we could get him to gain weight.  So far it is working and he is gaining.  His papa builds houses and his mama buys items in bulk and resells them for a profit.  They also have gardens where they grow bananas and beans.  The family of 9 lives in a 2 room home made of block, tin and cement.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet but do have an outhouse.  They get their water from a source that is about 5 minutes from their home.

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