This is what I do when I have a list of 22 kids that are ready to go home. I print of the picture of them the day that they were admitted. Each child has to have a pic taken with the person that brought them to the clinic. I take the info that was filled out on the form when admitted, like address, name, family members etc and add them to the paper. I post the picture inside the clinic where all the patients pass by. I also post them outside on the gate where everyone passes by. The first day I posted these pictures we found two parents that were in the village that day for market. One had not been back to visit their child for 9 months! So it works well for us to be able to post the pictures. I tell everyone that we have to make room for the new kids that are sick.
This is Chinel in Oct 08. He weighed 23 pounds. He was suffering from kwashiorkor fever and vomiting.
Here he is going home this week at 2 pounds.
This is Nagmene. She has been here for several months.
She went home this week gaining about 6 pounds.
This is Biassous. He was admitted in the RC in Oct 08. He was suffering from kwashiorkor, cough and sores. He weighed 17 pounds in the picture. After losing some of his “water weight” from the swelling he got down to 15 pounds. He is 28 months old here at 15 pounds!
Here he is going home this week at 22 pounds.
Remember Mackenlove? He came in Oct of 2008. He was suffering from kwashiorkor. It took him many weeks before he could even sit up, let along walk.
Here he is going home this week. To cute! He gained about 8 pounds while he was here.
This is Soline. She has been here since Aug of 2008. No one has been back to see her since then. A aunt saw her picture in the ones described above and came to ask what we wanted. I showed her Soline and she was so shocked. Guess why no one had been back to see her? Someone sent word up to them that Soline had died! So sad! Her mother is very sick and ill right now. So we sent Soline home with the aunt so the mother could see the daughter that she thought was dead is alive! God is good!
This is Valery. She has been here since May 08. She weighed 11 pounds in May.
Here she is going home at 20 pounds.
Isaiah 53:2-6 (The Message)
2-6The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him,
that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
Through his bruises we get healed.
We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost.
We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong,
on him, on him.