New kids this week..

We saw a lot of people this week in clinic.  Lots of sick kids.  Lots of malnourished kids.  We took in 9 children.  One died last night.  We are counting on the medika mamba to kick in and get these kids gaining weight.  Many of them are in critical condition, several are near death.

This is Djoudna.  She is 9 months old and weighs 12 pounds.  Her mother left her with her papa and she left with someone else.  He has not seen her for 4 months.  He has been following in the clinic for those 4 months.  He loves his daughter and is scared that she is not going to live.This is Erline.  She is 14 months old and weighs 15 pounds.  This is her second time with kwashiorkor.  This is Elande.  She is 27 months old  and weighs 17.8 pounds.  This is her second time with kwashiorkor.Files Andre is 6 years old and weighs 26.5 pounds.  He has kwashiorkor and a high fever.This is James Love.  He is 2 years old and weighs 25.6 pounds.  He is so swollen from the kwashiorkor.  He skin is breaking down and he is raw all in his diaper area.   His feet have several holes in them.  He is in bad shape.  This is Julson.  He is 9 months old and weighs 16 pounds.  His parents have had 3 other children die from kwashiorkor.  He was admitted on Wednesday and died last Thursday night.  He got this way in 2 months.  His mom took him off the breast and left him with her mother to go find work.  The grandmother could not provide enough foods for him and he went down hill fast.  It is so difficult for babies to recover from kwashiorkor. Robenson is 10 months old and weighs 12 pounds.  This is his first time with kwashiorkor.  His grandmother found him on her porch.  Her daughter left him there 3 months ago and no one has seen her since.This is Welno.  He was burn several months ago and was being treated at a clinic close to his home.  They were transfered into general hospital and said they could not pay to go there so they came to us.  He is staying in the RC to get dailing dressing changes.

This is Chimene.  She is 9 months old and weighs 10 pounds 14 ounces.  She has 5 other siblings at home and has had 2 others die of kwashiorkor. 

Psalm 147:7-11 (The Message)

 7-11 Sing to God a thanksgiving hymn,
      play music on your instruments to God,
   Who fills the sky with clouds,
      preparing rain for the earth,
   Then turning the mountains green with grass,
      feeding both cattle and crows.
   He’s not impressed with horsepower;
      the size of our muscles means little to him.
   Those who fear God get God’s attention;
      they can depend on his strength


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