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New Admits to the Rescue Center

FRANDET

He is 20 months old and weighs 18 pounds.  He was admitted for a large abscess that he had on his chest.  His family lives about a 4 hour 1 way walk from the clinic and they could not come each day for dressing changes.  His dad died of cholera and his mama is raising him and his 4 siblings.  She has a garden where she grows beans and corn.  The family lives in a 1 room home made of rock, clay and tin. They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet or even and outhouse.  They get water from a source that is a 30 minute walk from the home.  He does not have any other illness besides the abscess and will return home once that is healed.  We will add him to our Friday outpatient program as well.

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JN RIGUARD

He is 3 years old and weighs 19 pounds.   He comes from a family of 5 living siblings and 2 that have died of diarrhea.  His family lives in a 4 room home made of rock, clay and tin.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  His parents are farmers and grow grains, beans and corn.  He does not really want to eat much food and in the last week has had fish once, rice three times and corn twice.  He began having signs of kwashiorkor about 2 weeks ago.  He has diarrhea and cold/cough and a stomachache.  He was started on the F-75 therauptic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program. He was refered to us by CHI.

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JOKENSON

He is 30 months old and weighs 21 pounds.  He has been following in the clinic since he was a baby and weighed 21 pounds when he was 8 months old.  He began to decline and lose weight when his mama stopped breast feeding at 2 years old.  The family of 5 lives in a 2 room home made of rock and tin.  They do not have running water at their home, or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  His mama and papa are both farmers and grow beans and corn.  This past week he has ate spaghetti 3 times, rice twice and corn mush 2 times.  He  had coffee and crackers as well.  He began showing beginning signs of kwashiorkor about a weeks ago.  His mama is very worried about him and it was very difficult for her to see him so sick.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and stayed on that for 5 days.  When we switched him to the medika mamba he did not do well on it.  So we are giving him milk rich in protien and that is helping him in his healing process.

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LEONARD

She is 8 years old and weighs 38 1/2 pounds.  She came to the clinic a little over a year ago and at that time weighed 44 pounds.  She has slowly been losing weight this past year.  A few weeks ago her mama noticed that her feet were beginning to swell up and she was showing the beginning signs of kwashiorkor.  The family of  4 lives in a one room home made of rocks and clay.  They have a water source that is just a few minutes from their home.  They do not have running water in the home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  She has also been having stomachaches for about 2 months now and has been passing worms, which was also confirms by a stool test.  We are hopeful that she will heal quickly and begin to gain weight.  She was started on the F-75 therapeutic  milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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LOUISNIE

She  is 31 months old and weighs 17 pounds.  She has 3 living siblings and one that died as a newborn.  The family of 6 does not have a home but lives on a porch of a friends home.  They do not have running water or a flush toliet but do have an outhouse.  The source where they get their water from is about a 30 minute walk from their home.  Both parent are farmers and plant beans and corn.  Her mama tells us that she has worms, diarrhea and a cold.  She has been showing signs of kwashiorkor for about a month now but became very swollen within the last week.  The day she was admitted she had not had anything to eat and the day before she had a plate of rice.  She was started on the F-75 therapeutic  milk and then graduated to the medika mamba.

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LOXENE

He is 2 years old and weighs 16 pounds.  He is a former patient of our outpatient feeding program.  His mama and papa recently separated and he has missed several appointments.  His dad was visiting a mobile clinic in the area and was seen there and refered to our center by CHI.  He has had the beginning signs of kwashiorkor (swelling) for about 15 days now.  His dad tells us that he just does not have enough food to feed him at this time.  He lives in a 2 room home made of rock, clay and tin with his dad and a sister.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  He was started on the F-75 therauptic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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MARVENSKLY

He is 28 months old and weighs 16 pounds.  He is also a reference from CHI.  His mama was in school in town and got pregnant.  While her mama was in church one Sunday someone brought him into her and she found that her daughter has left him with a note saying that she could no longer care for him.  Grandma has been doing her best but he has not been gaining weight and she has been worried about him.  Grandma has a small garden where she plants beans and bananas.  The family of 5 lives in a 4 room home made of rock, clay and tin.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  His grandma says he has worms,cold/cough and is in the beginnning stages of kwashiorkor.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba.

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NEASANSON

He is 16 months old and weighs 16 pounds. He is another reference from CHI  The family of 7 lives in a 4 room home made of rock, clay and tin.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  The water source 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 ate some bread.  His mama tells us that he has had diarrhea, fever and cough for over a month now.  He was started on the F-75 therauptic milk and then was graduated to the medika mamba program.

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ORLANDO

Orlando was in our inpatient program in 2011.  His starting weight was 13 1/2 pounds and his going home weight was 21 1/2 pounds.  He stayed with us for 8 months during his healing.Orlando127

He is now 4 years old and weighs 18 pounds.  He comes from a family of 10 living siblings and 5 that have died from kwashiorkor and fever.  The family lives in a 1 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.   The day he was admitted he had not had anything to eat that day and the day before he has some boiled bananas.  His mama tells us that he will eat anything but they just do not have enough food.  At 4 years old, when admitted, he was unable to walk and was very weak.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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OUBY

He is 22 months old and weighs 16 pounds 12 ounces, even with all his swelling from kwashiorkor.  He is also another child that was refered from CHI.  He has 7 living siblings and 2 that have died; one from diarrhea and one from being burned.  The family of 10 lives in a 2 room home made of rock 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 source that is just a few minutes from their home.  His father died in the ocean and mama takes care of all the kids. She has a garden where she grows beans and corn.  The day he was admitted had a kola and the day before had corn mush. He has been sick for several months but has been swollen with kwashiorkor for 1 month now.   He has several places on his legs that are opened up and leaking water. He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba.  He has a long recovery ahead of him.

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PHILOMENE

She has been sick for 9 months now.  She has stayed in her home in the mountains and slowly got sicker and sicker each month.  She has several children and a husband but all but one has given up hope for her living.  She has one daughter that got a horse and brought her down to a bigger town.  She stayed there for about a month trying to find help at a local clinic.   We are working with her to get some testing done and to see how we can help in her healing process.

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PIERRE-LOUIS

He is 11 years old and weighs 37 pounds.  He has 3 living siblings and 2 that have died.  His family of 5 lives in a 2 room home made of rock, clay and tin.  They do not have running water in their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  His mama tells us that he does not have an appetite to eat much and has been losing weight for the past 2 months.  He started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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REBECCA

She is 30 months old and weighs 17 1/2 pounds.  She is the only living child but her mama is expecting another child soon.  Her dad is a farmer and grows beans and corn.  The family of 11 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, but do have an outhouse.  Her mama tells us that she has been passing a lot of worms and has been sick for a few weeks.  She began showing signs of kwashiorkor about 5 days ago and her mama was very worried.  Her diet is mostly made up of rice, coffee and bread.  She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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MIKELSON

He is 3 1/2 years old and weighs 16  1/2 pounds.  He is in the beginning stages of kwashiorkor.  Her is also a former inpatient  that went back home almost a year ago.  The family of 4 live in a 4 room home made of stick, clay and tin.  They do not have running water, or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  His papa grows corn and sweet potatoes in his garden.  The day her was admitted he had not had anything to eat and the day before he had nothing as well.  His mama tells us he has been swollen with kwashiorkor for 2 weeks now.  He is also passing lots of worms, and has a cold/cough.  This is his 3rd time with kwashiorkor in his short life.  He was started in the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduted to the medika mamba program.

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ROSEMENE

She is 5 1/2 months old and weighs 10 pounds.  She was refered to several hospital in Port and all were full and had no room.  She is an only child and lives with her mama and grandma.  They live in a 4 room home made of rock. clay and tin.

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