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Some of the new admits for the past few weeks

JACKENSON

He is almost 5 years old and weighs 21 pounds.  He was following the the outpatient program and began to have some swelling from kwashiorkor and was losing weight so his mama asked if he could be admitted for inpatient care for a few months.  His father’s mental state  has become increasing worse in the past few months to the point that he is living out in the weeds and his family is unable to control him much.  This has put a great strain on the family.  His mama is trying to continue to tend to the garden that they have.  Currently they are growing beans and corn.  Jackenson has 4 living siblings and 1 that died from stomach pain.  The family of 6 lives in a 3 room home made from rock, clay and tin.  They do not have running water in their home, or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  They get there water from a piped line that is close to their home.  The day he was admitted he had fish to eat and the day before corn.  This is his 3rd time with kwashiorkor.  He is able to stand and walk some with assistance.  He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba.

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JAFFENALIE

She is 3 years old and weighs 30 pounds.  She had a sibling that died from kwashiorkor, they buried her siblings and left soon after to carry her down the mountain paths (about a 6 hour walk one way) to seek help for her.  She has 2 living brothers at home.  Her family lives in a 1 room home made of dirt, rocks 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 source that is about a 5 minute walk from their home.  Jaffenalie’s papa is a farmer and grows beans and corn in his gardens.  Her mama buys in bulk and resells the items. She has been swollen with kwashiorkor for over a month now.  She was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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KERLINE

She is 18 months old and weighs 16 pounds.   There are 10 other living siblings and 3 siblings that have died.  The family lives in a 2 room home made of clay, rocks and tin.  The mother and father are both farmers, and grow corn, grains and yams in their gardens.  They do not have running water at their home, or a flush toilet not even and outhouse.  They get their water from a pipe system that is about a 10 minute walk from their home.  She has been swollen with kwashiorkor for a week now.  She also has a cold, fever and diarrhea.  In the past week she has not had any meat in her diet or much protein at all.  She has been eating cheese puffs and had some rice.  She was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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ROSE-DARLINE & ROSE-DARLENE

They are twins that are 26 months old.  One weighs 13 pounds and the other is 16 pounds.  Rose-Darline was admitted to our inpatient program several months ago but after a day her mom came back and got her because she did not want the girls to be apart.  We did not see her for several months and then she returned for a visit, the girls were really sick but she wanted to follow in the outpatient program for a few weeks to see how they would do.  The next week both girls and another sibling got cholera.  They were both very ill and stayed at the cholera hospital for about a week.  Their mom tried again at home with them but their little bodies has been through so much and they both developed kwashiorkor.  They were then admitted into the inpatient program.  The family of 5 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 source that is just a few minutes away from the home.  They have a garden where they grow bananas and beans.  The day they were admitted they had cheese puff and some milk.  Neither of them are able to walk but can sit and crawl some.  They were both started in the F-75 milk and then graduted to the medika mamba.

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MILOVE

She is 5 years old and weighs 14 pounds.  She is a very tiny girl for her age.  She was also sent to us from Bread to the Nations. Her father is a carpenter and her mother buys items in bulk and resells them.  She has one other sibling that lives at home  The family of 4 lives in a one room place that they rent.  They do not have running water in their home or a flush toilet,  but do have an outhouse. They buy their water from a place that is about a 3 minute walk from their home.  Her mama tells us that she has had swelling from kwashiorkor on and off for the past three months, she also tells us that she has a cold and worms.  The day she was admitted she had soup to eat and the day before she had a glass of juice and a banana.  She currently is eating well and has a good appetite.  She was started on the F-75 therauptic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba.

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LUCNEL

This little guy weighs 5 pounds 13 ounces.  He is the first child that his mama had. She gave birth on a Tuesday and died 2 days later from loss of blood.  The papa stayed at home to bury his wife and aunt and uncle made the 4 hour trip in search of help for him.  We are not sure how long he will stay with us and are waiting on the papa to come and make plans for him.

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Madouche

He is 20 months old and weighs 17 pounds.  He was sent to us from Bread to the Nations.  His mama is her caregiver.  He buys items in bulk and resells them for a profit.  He has 2 livings siblings and 1 that died of a fever.    The family of 4 lives in a 1 room tent.  They do not have running water, or a flush toilet at their home.  They buy what water they near from a place near their home.  He has been swollen with kwashiorkor for 2 weeks now.  His mama tells us that he does not want to eat anything.  The day he was admitted he had not have anything to eat and the day beforeshe had juice and that was it. He was walking before he got sick but has not walked in over a month. He was started on the F-75  milk and then graduated to the medika mamba.

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ROLAN

He is 24 years old and weighs 92 pounds.  He has been sick for many years.  But within the last 6 months has been unable to walk and been bed ridden.  He had a really bad fever and his legs and feet became swollen.  He began to have sores all over his body and had lots of itching.  He layed on the ground of his home for months and developed large beds sores, that became very infected.  We are hopeful that once he begins to recover he might regain his strength to walk.

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WENSLEY

He followed in our outpatient mamba program for several week and did not improve.  His mom decided to leave him for inpatient care.  He is 19 months old and weighs 21 pounds.  His papa builds houses and his mama buys items in bulk to resell.  He has 1 living siblings at home.  The family lives in a 1 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.   He has been swollen with kwashiorkor for about 1 month now.  The day he was admitted he has some spaghetti to eat and the day before rice.  He was started on the F-75  milk and then graduated to the medika mamba.

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WISNELSON

He is 15 months old and weighs 10 pounds.  He has 6 siblings at home.  The family of 8 live in a 1 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 get their water from a piped water system that is about 5 minutes from their home.  The day he was admitted he has not had anything to eat and he has only being eating soup or porage for the past week.  He is not sitting up yet or crawling. He was started on the F-75 therauptic milk and then graduted to the medika mamba program.

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Comments(3)

  1. kathy says

    I’m glad you are there to shared Jesus, much needed food and hope.

  2. Zuleyka says

    It looks like Wisnelson has Down Syndrome. Are you aware of that? May they all get well soon!

  3. Lori says

    Yes, we noticed that too.

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