He is 2 months old and weighs 8 pounds. His mother is very sick and in another hospital. She is unable to breast feed him. The dad is trying to take care of her and needs a place to take care of Edmond for a few months.
He is 3.5 years old and weighs 26 pounds. This is his first time with kwashiorkor. (currently on the medika mamba program)
She is 16 months old and weighs 17.6 pounds. This is her first time with kwashiorkor. Her mother stopped breast-feeding her when she found out she pregnant with another child. (currently on the medika mamba program)
He is close to three years old and weighs 20 pounds. This is his 2nd time in the Rescue Center. This makes 4 times that he has suffered from kwashiorkor. (currently on the medika mamba program)
He is 6 months old and weighs 7 pounds. His grandmother brought him in and he has kwashiorkor. So young to have this at 6 months old.
He is 4 months old and weighs 10 pounds. His mother is very sick and unable to breastfeed him. The father is trying to get the mother to a hospital for extended care and needed a place to take care of Daphenson for a short period of time.
She is 2.5 years old and weighs 23 pounds. This is her 2nd time with kwashiorkor. (currently on the medika mamba program)
She is 5 years old ans weighs 24 pounds. She is in the beginning stages of kwashiorkor. She is an only child that has been living with her papa. He goes in the gardens and market each day and leaves her with his mother. She is house bound and cannot get out at all. They only are eating 1 meal per day. She has tested negative for TB and HIV. She is very, very, very sick. Yesterday worms began crawling out of her nose and mouth. We are in the process of deworming her in the next few days. I usually wait until the kids are a little stronger to de-worm them. But in her case we are going to have to go ahead and give her the meds now. She is on IV fluids and needs a lot of prayer. She is very weak and has lost her will to live.