Here are our seven newest admits to the Rescue Center
He is 4 months old and weighs 5 pounds 6 ounces. He also has kwashiorkor. His parent are both older and he has 5 other siblings. The family of 8 lives in a 3 room home made of block and tin. They do not have running water in their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse. They get their water from a piped system and have a spiket in their yard. He has not been well since he was born and has had kwashiorkor for 1 month. His mama has travel to 4 other hospitals and none would admit him. He has had many complications and has a difficult time keeping his glucose levels high enough.
He is 7 years old and weighs 28 1/2 pounds. He was in our outpatient feeding program and increasing got worse. He papa brought him and asked if we could try inpatient care. He had another child that was in the Rescue Center a few years ago that is doing well now. He has 3 living siblings and none that have died. The family of 6 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 out house. They get their water from a source that is about a 15 minute walk from their home. The family farms their land and grows corn and grains. This is the 3rd time he has been through a time of kwashiorkor. His papa tells us this is the worst case. He feet had several places that were leaking water due to the amount of swelling. He was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.
She is 19 months old and weighs 15 pounds. She is from Port-au-Prince and has searched for help near her home for several weeks before she made her way out to Cazale. She started out in the outpatient program but got worse so was admitted for inpatient care. Her papa died in a car accident last year. Her mama finds work by washing clothes for others. Her family 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. They have to buy their water near their home. The day she was admitted she had not had anything to eat, the day before she had a plate of rice. She was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.
Sequam is back with us for awhile. Prayers appreciated for him.
He is 18 months old and weighs 12 1/2 pounds. His father died and his mother is living on someone’s porch with no place of her own to live. She has 2 living children. The other child was added to the outpatient feeding program as he was not severely malnourished. She has had 2 other children that have died. The day he was admitted he had a banana and bread to eat. The day before a plate of rice. In the last week he has had not had meat, eggs or any kind of protein in his diet. He mostly eat rice and crackers. He is unable to walk due to him being so weak but can crawl and sit up on his own. He was started in the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.
She is 28 months old and weighs 20 pounds. Her papa is dead. Her mama has one other child that is living that was in the Rescue Center and healed and is well. The mama is also 8 months pregnant. It took her over a day to get here just trying to walk and carry her with her her being so pregnant. The mother tries to continue to keep the gardens up that her husband was working in. They plant beans and corn. The family of 3 lives in a 1 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. She has been swollen with kwashiorkor for about 1 month now. Her diet is mostly 1 plate of rice a day and coffee. But her mom says she will eat any food but they just do not have it. She was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mama program.
He is 11 months old and weighs 19 pounds. His parents have a garden where they grow beans and bananas. He has 6 living siblings and 1 that has died. The family of 7 lives with their grandma at this time. 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. The day he was admitted he had not had anything to eat and the day before had soup. His diet has no protein in it at all. He mostly eats rice, spaghetti and has coffee. He was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.