This makes 9 new patients on the medika mamba program this week. I will have some updated numbers soon on the progress of this program that is saving lives here in Cazale.
This is Jonald. He is 15 months old and weighs 13 pounds. He has fever, diar, and a very stiff neck.
This is Jolanida. She is 2.5 years old and weighs 16 pounds. This is the third time she has had kwashiorkor. She has lost 3 pounds in 2 weeks.
Dounia went home in Sept at 18 pounds. Back this week at 14 pounds.
This is Wadelande. She is 2 years old and in the beginning stages of kwashiorkor. She has a huge abcess on the back of her head as well. She will stay to eat well and to receive daily dressing changes.
This is Walnelson. He is 2.5 years old and is suffering from kwashiorkor, diar, vomiting, cough/cold. His legs are very tight and painful for him to walk.This is Cherline. She is 2 years old and weighs 22 pounds. She is suffering from kwashiorkor, fever and open sores on her legs.
This is Ostelineda. She is 6 years old and weighs 28 pounds. She has been back and forth between dad, mom and grandma for several months. She is in the beginning stages of kwashiorkor. Her legs and feet are very swollen. She should recover well if she continues to eat.
This is Marlene. She is 13 years old. She has just about the worse case of kwashiorkor that I have ever seen. She has been sick for several months. Her feet are split open and leaking water. Her church gave the family money to come to the clinic. She is very sick and very, very malnourished and anemic.
This is Maguerite. She is 20 years old. Her daughter just left the RC this week. She is living with her father. Her father is with another lady now. Maguerite weighs 71 pounds. She is very anemic and malnourished. I asked her if I might send food back home with her to see if she could gain some weight. She laughed and said first she could not carry a box of food and then that those living at her house had to eat too. So she asked if she could stay with us for a while. She is eating well and we are hopeful that she will begin to gain weight and recover.
Psalm 90:16-17 (The Message)
12-17 Oh! Teach us to live well!
Teach us to live wisely and well!
Come back, God—how long do we have to wait?—
and treat your servants with kindness for a change.
Surprise us with love at daybreak;
then we’ll skip and dance all the day long.
Make up for the bad times with some good times;
we’ve seen enough evil to last a lifetime.
Let your servants see what you’re best at—
the ways you rule and bless your children.
And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us,
confirming the work that we do.
Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!