|BABY JUMAIDA IN HOSPITAL WITH “SILENT” MALARIA
Wednesday started off rough as we had to call upon our Hospital ER supervisor, Rachide, to check out 7‑month-old Jumaida.
|Jumaida with Foster Mother Estefania
At 4 a.m. she refused her bottle and was very weak and floppy when sitting up. Her weight had dropped by 300 gms, she had no fever, but something was very wrong! Rachide agreed, immediately started an IV, and drew blood. Her blood test showed MALARIA, so she will be in hospital for the next 5 to 7 days for treatment. Please pray for her, as she is very weak, but her Hbg is 11, which is very good, PTL!
RAINY SEASON’S NEW SITE FOR SCRUMPTIOUS CIS MEAL
Our corn/rice warehouse work area is our largest cement floored area with a roof. Now it is the new site for our CIS party which provides a high protein meal to our 58 children twice monthly.
|Serving team at CIS PARTY.
|Our family of children set and ready to eat when the food arrives.In January/February our staff must deal with muddy roads and soaked playgrounds as we receive from 15mm to 50 mm of rain daily (1/2 inch to 2 inches in 24 hours).The corn and bean fields need the rains to grow, but it is messy when you have to leave your home. The kids are happily playing in their covered sandboxes at their homes, but our Little Disciples training classes had to be canceled this week due to standing water in their playground.
|Reggie has a surprise for everyone! At 3 years old, Reggie, post Bone TB and fractured femur, CAN WALK! See her at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/X6gkblUFiOA
DE BUNNY TOOK A TUMBLE
Tripping over a tree root is not the best way to start a new year, but this Bunny did. Now I need to see an Orthopedist since my left shoulder and left hand are not 100%. I flew to S. Africa on January 17th, and will keep you all updated via next week’s blog.Our efficient Office Manager, Capena, will be holding down the fort while I am away, so the children will be well looked after.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF