Treatment of undernutrition
Date of birth
July 10th, 2021
Start of care
Her mom had sickle cell disease
Amandine lives with her dad and grandmother. Her mom had Sickle cell disease and passed away a week after giving birth, as a result of complications caused by her C-section. Amandine is the first and only child of the family. Her grandmother sells porridge and her dad is a tailor, but he is struggling to find a job. When we first met her, at five weeks old, Amandine weighed 2.63 kg. We are now helping her through the donation of artificial milk and regular check-ups at the center.
It is possible that Amandine carries the sickle cell gene. We will carry out an examination when she is 3 months old in order to assess it.
October 15th, 2021
Amandine, 3 months old, is doing very well. She weighs 4.32 kg, with a gain of 210 g in one week.
October 8th, 2021
At almost three months old, Amandine weighs 4.11 kg. We gave her an antibiotic because she has a slight skin infection. We are going to finance a hemoglobin electrophoresis to see if she is a carrier of sickle cell disease (a hereditary disease from which her mother passed away).
August 28th, 2021
Amandine is doing very well thanks to the artificial milk. She weighs 3.08 kg and has gained 280 g in one week! Her undernutrition score is no longer severe, but remains moderate at -2.