New children in the RC

This is Bertha.  She is 32 months old and weighs 22 pounds. This is her fourth time with kwashiorkor.  She has 3 other siblings at home.  Her older brother brought her and her younger brother to the clinic last week.  They both had kwashiorkor. Bertha was worse and we admitted her.  We gave the brother some food and asked them to return in two weeks.  We are hoping by then that we will have sent a few kids home and will have some more space in the RC. This is Evline.  She is 14 months old and 22 pounds.  Her kwashiorkor is so bad that her eyes are swollen shut.  She has 8 siblings at home.  Her papa brought her down to the clinic.  When they saw that she was getting bad he took her to a “doctor” in the village.  The doctor made a some ointment to pass on her for the swelling.  It turned her feet and under her arm pits black.  It also did not work.  She is eating well and can open her eyes now.  This is Fritz.  He is 10 years old and weighs 46 pounds.  He is has kwashiorkor.  There are 7 siblings at home.  Three of his siblings have died.  This is Wideline.  She is 6 years old and weighs 32 pounds.  This is her second time with kwashiorkor.   She also has a fever, cold and vomiting.  This is Alma.  He is 6 years old and weighs 27 pounds.  This is the 5th time with kwashiorkor.  He has 2 siblings at home. This is Therese.  She is 15 months old and weighs 13 pounds.  She is suffering from kwashiorkor for the first time. Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message) 28-30“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

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