Dorcas

Risk of undernutrition

Date of birth

March 13th, 2020

Start of care

September 2020

Medical history

Undernutrition

Her story

Dorcas lives with her mother, sister and grandmother. Her father has been away since she was born, and the grandmother is taking care of the family’s meals with very limited means. One of Dorcas’ sisters was undernourished. Unfortunately, she was not treated in time and passed away. When we first met Dorcas, at 6 months old, she weighed 6 kg and was 56 cm tall. She had chronic diarrhea and refused to nurse. As a result, she was at risk of undernutrition. We provided her with artificial milk to compensate for her nutritional deficiency. She is now doing much better. We continue to do regular check-ups and provide health care whenever Dorcas needs it.

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Project and main actions

Donation of artificial milk every 10 days.

Updates 

March 16th, 2021

Dorcas came to the center for a check-up. When we first met her in November 2020, she was at risk of undernutrition. At the time, she refused to nurse and the family had very little means to provide for her nutritional needs. Currently, she weighs 8.8 kg at the age of one year, and she now eats very well. We gave her a box of baby cereals to add to the porridge that her mom prepares every morning.

 

 

February 13th, 2021

Dorcas was admitted to the center with a high fever (40°C), oral mycoses, loss of appetite and bronchitis. We gave her the necessary treatment and explained the dosage to her mom. Two days later, Dorcas came to the center. She was cured, no longer had a fever and the mycoses had almost disappeared.

 

February 4th, 2021

We went to Dorcas’s home, where we were welcomed by her grandmother. Dorcas is doing well and now eats everything. We are pleased to see that she is able to stand up and take a few steps. Before leaving, we also donated her some clothes.

December 26th, 2020

We visited Dorcas at her home, and she is doing better. The treatment seems to be working, and we will see her back at the center in a few days.

December 21st, 2020

This week, Dorcas was suffering from digestive and cutaneous mycosis. We treated her with Fluconazole and Amicoz cream (antifungal medication). We will see her again very soon this week to evaluate the results of the treatment.

November 10th, 2020

Dorcas is doing well! For a long time she refused any food other than artificial milk. However, for the past few days, she has been eating cereals and porridge. For the time being, her mother continues to combine them with small doses of milk, which we recently donated. We hope that she will soon be weaned from milk, so that her mother can feed her more easily.

October 4th, 2020

Weight: 7.2 kg


Dorcas is doing well and no longer suffers from intestinal diarrhea. She is now nursing and has gained 1.2 kg in one week. We gave artificial milk to her mom and explained to her how to prepare the enriched porridge at home. Dorcas will soon start tasting the family meals and we will be able to space out the milk supplies.  Indeed, she is nearly recovered from her state of malnutrition.

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70A Impasse de l’Amiradou
83190 Ollioules, France

+33 6 61 73 08 64

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