|This poor guy is 12 (weighs only 50 lbs) has sickle cell anemia.|
He is here for a perforated gall bladder,
and now he has bone infections and is severely malnourished.
|Here is another child with sickle cell anemia and persistent fevers.|
Without basic tests like blood cultures its hard to know the source of the fevers.
We do a lot of waiting, ultrasounds to look for abscess, and praying.
|This guy his completing treatment for a type of malnutrition called kwashiorkor.|
This is where he gets enough calories but not enough protein.
|It's been a tough start for this 6 month old.|
Mom has HIV and so does this little one.
She's here because she has a fungal infection in her mouth,
and now she is unable to eat very well.
|This little girl is on the way to getting better. |
She came in with severe diarrhea and dehydration.
|This guy came in shock from probable malaria and is getting better now.|
You can see why one is never bored here in Impfondo. Overwhelmed? Yes. At wits end? Yes. Grateful for prayers from people all over the world for the work here? Absolutely. Thanks again for praying, more pictures to come.