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New admits to the Rescue Center

JN DANIEL

He is 15 months old and weighs 14 pounds. His papa died and his mama left him with the papa’s family when he was a baby.  They have tried to locate her but have been unable to find her for months.  He was being carried for by an aunt but she tells us that he has been getting smaller and sicker in the last 5 months.  There are 3 other children as well and the papa’s side of the family is doing their best to care for them, they are all older than Jn Daniel.  The family lives in a 3 room home made of block 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 vender that lives near their home.  The family also has gardens where they grow bananas, beans and corn.  He has had a cough and diarrhea for about a month now.  The day he was admitted he had not had anything to eat and the day before has oatmeal and rice.  In his short life he has had kwashiorkor 3 times.  The family’s average monthly income is around $136US.  They traveled 1 hour to the clinic by taxi and motorcycle.  He was started on F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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BERLANDA

She is almost 3 years old and weighs 16 pounds.  She has been in our outpatient medika mamba program for several months without successful weight gain.  She also began showing signs of kwashiorkor.  Her papa asked if we could take her for a few months to see if she would improve in an inpatient setting. She comes from a family of 8 children.  They live 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 outhouse.  They get their water from a source that runs out of the side of a mountain.  It is about a 15 minute walk from their home.  The day Berlinda was admitted she had nothing to eat and the day before a plate of rice.  The family’s average monthly income is around $133US.  They traveled by foot for 1 hour 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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GUIVENS

He is 3 years old and weighs 18 pounds.  He was referred to us by CHI.  His mama was 15 when he was born and she recently abandoned him at her mother’s house.  His grandma says she has tried to get him to eat and gain weight but he continues to loss weight and was beginning to show signs of kwashiorkor again (this will make 3 times).  He lives in a 1 room home made of rock, clay and tin with his 5 family members.  His grandma has a garden and grows beans and bananas.  The family does 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 day he was admitted he had juice and crackers to eat and the day before a plate of rice. He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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JONATHAN

This little guy was brought to us by a missionary family here in Haiti.  He was an abandoned child found in Port and taken to social services.  Social services placed him in an orphanage and he was very sick.  He spent several days in a hospital and then was discharged and told to go to another hospital that took care of malnourished children.  That hospital said all their beds were full and sent them to another hospital.  That hospital kept him overnight and then said they could not take care of him.  He was admitted at 10 pounds estimated ago 18 month to 2 years.

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LILIE

She is 3 years old and weighs 32 pounds.  She has a severe case of kwashiorkor. Her grandma tells us that she is always hungry but there’s not enough food for everyone.   She has 4 living siblings at home and was living with her grandma before being admitted.  Her parents are both farmers and grow beans and corn in their gardens.  The family lives in a 2 room home made of sticks, mud and tin.  They do not have running water in their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  They get their water from a piped water system that is about a 10 minute walk from their home.  The day she was admitted she has spaghetti to eat and the day before a plate of rice.  The family’s average monthly income is around $45US.  The family lives about a 30 minute walk from the clinic.  She was started of the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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LOUIVENS

He is 12 months old and weighs 10 1/2 pounds. He was referred to us from Children Health Ministries.  His papa builds houses and he mama does not work.  The family of 6 lives in a 2 room home made of block, cement and tin.  They do not have running water in their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  They buy their water from a vendor that lives close to their home.  His family tells us that he has been losing weight for 5 months and was showing signs of kwashiorkor for about 5 days. (swelling in his feet) The day he was admitted he had baby food to eat, the day before he had oatmeal. The families average monthly income is $113US.  They traveled 3 hours by motorcycle and tap-tap 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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MARCKENSON

He is 3 1/2 years old and weighs 32 pounds (he has already lost 6 pounds of “water weight”).  He has 4 living siblings at home and one that has died of fever.  His parents are farmers and grow corn and watermelons in the their gardens.  The parents separated a few months ago.  Marckenson went to live with his papa.  He became ill and after a time the papa called the mama to come get him.  She was shocked to see how sick he was, and brought him to the clinic the next day. The family of 6 lives in a 1 room home made of sticks, mud and tin.  The family does not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  They are able to get 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. (The swelling was so severe (and painful)for him that he could not handle having any clothing on and his body was leaking water from several places)

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POUTCHELINA

She is 8 years old and weighs 17 pounds. She was abandoned outside the RHFH yard this past week.  We remembered her as she was a child in our outpatient mamba program. We have a picture of her caregiver and the town she is from.  We are working with the local authorities to locate her family.

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SAMMUEL

He is 10 years old and weighs 25 pounds.  He was in our inpatient program in 2009 and was the 18th child admitted to our medika mamba program.  After returning home in Sept of 2009 he returned back to the clinic for 1 appointment and then never returned.  Since that 2009 visit he has lost 3 pounds 🙁

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The family of 7 lives in a 4 room home made of rocks, tin and clay.  They have gardens where they grow beans, corn and grains.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse. They have to walk 1 hour to the nearest water source.  The day he was admitted he has a plate of rice and the day before rice and a banana.  The family’s average monthly income is around $68US. They traveled 6 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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VERODSON
He is 22 months old and weighs 16 pounds.   He was in our outpatient medika mamba program and increasing grew worse and was admitted into inpatient care. The family lives in a 2 room home made of brush, sticks and mud. They do not have running water at their home for a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  They get their water from a local ditch where the gardens are irrigated.  The parents are both farmers and grow watermelons and beans.  This is Verodson’s 3rd time with kwashiorkor and he has been sick for about a month with cold, cough and fever.  His family’s average monthly income is around $133US.  They traveled about 30 minutes to the clinic by motorcycle.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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WILIESE

She is 2 years old and weighs 20 pounds.  She has four living siblings and one that has died of fever.  Her parents are farmers and grow  beans and yams in their gardens.  The family lives in a 2 room home made of cinder block, cement 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 1 hour walk from their home.  This is the 3rd time Wiliese has had kwash in her short life.  She also has a cold, cough, vomiting and fever.  The day she was admitted she has a plate of rice to eat and the day before a banana.  The family traveled for 5 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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