Children of the Promise, HAITI

Saturday, April 16, 2011

More new kids

Admits 2:

Ester is three months old and weighs 6 lbs 7oz.  Her mother is very young and doesn't have a place to live. She is unable to care for her baby at the moment and has asked that we keep her daughter for the time being.  Her Mother is unable to breastfeed and can't afford formula.  Ester has spent some time in the hospital recently.  Since being admitted she is doing great in our care.  She is drinking well and already staying in the baby house.
Ester and Her Mom
Deborah came to COTP yesterday with her Aunt and Grandma.  When she came she had bad diarrhea and vomiting.  Deborah is already doing much better and both of these have stopped.   She is very malnourished weighing 10 lbs 8 oz.  She slept most of the day yesterday, but is already beginning to look better.  Deborah is drinking well but still refuses to eat.  We are treating her for worms.  She will be staying with us for two months until she is healthy enough to return to her family.

Discharge 0:

Birthdays 1:
Theo turned 2
Jackson (who was reunited with his father a few months ago) came back last week to visit.  He had a fever, but besides for that he seems to be doing really well.  He was a little unsure of us and didn't know how to interact.  Jackson appears to have really bonded with his father which is great.  The other children, nannies, and us staff were all very excited to see him and know that he is doing well!

Our three biggest needs right now are
-Rice Cereal
-Size three diapers
-Baby wipes.

Thanks for your continued support and prayers!

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