Friday, November 22, 2013
A woman came to us this week seeking help for her 8-month-old baby boy. His name is Fred. He was dehydrated and malnourished. He weighed only 8 pounds. The mother doesn't breast feed and doesn't have funds to buy baby formula. We brought them to Bernard Mevs Hospital.
Bernard Mevs Hospital and Project Medishare have been helping out by doing the exams and a cat scan free of charge. The fontanels are still open and the skull bones haven't fused together yet. His hair also has a tint to it that shows he has malnutrition.
We pick up the lab test and cat scan results on Monday.
This side view shows the overlapping of the skull bones.
The family lives in the Ti-Place Cazeau area off of Delmas 33. Fred has 2 brothers; Frantz who is 2-years-old, and Benji who is 7-years-old. Frantz broke his lower leg a few months ago and has trouble walking. We are going to take him to an orthopedic doctor next week to check it out.
The family has been struggling since the earthquake. They lost their home and important papers like birth certificates during the earthquake. The mother rents a 1 room home for her family.
Today Fred's family came and visited us. Benji has never gone to school and we told Benji and his mother that he could attend classes here. Please keep Fred and his family in prayer. We are supplying Fred's mother with baby formula and shared some of our Feed My Starving Children Food with them.