This is Nagelande in Oct 2011. She was admitted into our care when she was only 11 pounds.
She stayed with us for 9 months of treatment. She struggled through many sicknesses and had to be on IV fluids several times. But she returned home with her family weighing 18 pounds. That was in June of 2012.
She returned to the clinic this past week. She has kwashiorkor and only weighs 15 pounds. She is just under 2 years old.
The worst part is her ankles. Her mama decided the best way to make the swelling in her legs go down (which is from her kwashiorkor) was to take pieces of lamp wick soaked in kerosene and wrap it around her ankles and wrist. The kerosene burned through her skin. I tried to talk to the mom for a long time. I soon realize that she was not mentally stable. Unfortunately I had to call in for some help from the local authorities. If she does live she will not be able to return home with her mom at this time. We are hopeful that we can locate her father or extended family soon.
She is 10 months old and weighs 15 1/2 pounds. She is in the beginning stages of kwashiorkor. The mom dropped her off at the dad’s house and no one has seen her in over a month. Dad brought her to the clinic.
She is 16 months old and weighs 17 pounds. She is suffering from kwashiorkor and fighting off a infection. She has 2 living siblings and 2 that have died.
He is 3 years old and weighs 20 pounds. He has a mild case of kwashiorkor. He has 4 living siblings at home.
He is 4 years old and weighs 20 pounds. This is his second time with kwashiorkor. He is also fighting off and infection. He has 1 living sibling at home. He loves to eat and we expect him to recover quickly.
She is 10 months old and weighs 15 pounds. Her mother is pregnant and decided it would be best not to breatfeed her. Due to not getting enough nutrition on her diet she has developed kwashiorkor and such a young age.
All 6 of the children admitted last week will be added to our medika mamba program. We are so thankful that we have this product to be able to help them recover.