First, Marline...she's been with me and Anna about 2 1/2 weeks now and she is looking SO GOOD and is quickly gaining weight:
This picture is from the first day she was here. She is sitting next to Darlens...he is a 16lbs 3 year old and she is 5.
I took this picture of Marline tonight...for some reason me and Anna noticed that she suddenly looks chubby! We were freaking for a little while and telling her how fat she looks and she was smiling like crazy. Her belly get so full from all the food she eats that her innie bellie button turns to an outie. The only thing I am concerned about is her heart rate...I noticed that her heart was beating fast so I counted her BPM. Her heart rate is about 150BPM normally and about 120-130BPM resting. Not sure what this means but I am concerned about. I've been praying that the Lord would heal her...I am asking you to do the same.
Now to Ojean...he was one of the first kids we started taking care of when I got here.
He was pretty bad and we weren't sure if he was going to make it through the night...he did, and started to do really well (yes, that's a girls hat...I was overtired and I thought it was funny apparently. oh gollie)
I saw a nanny from the RC holding him today in the clinic and he looked terrible...Lori put an IV in him and now we just have to wait to see if his little body will be able to recover from all of the terrible things it has had to endure. Please be praying for him.
Finally for tonight is Donah. She came in today...she has AWFUL Kwashiorkor (her kidneys are shutting down and excess water is building up in her body due to lack of protein in her diet). This is one of the worst forms of malnourishment...her organs just begin to shut down. Kwash starts in the feet and works its way up...her eyes are now starting to swell. Notice how shiny her skin is...it will most likely start to peel off and become raw.
She is staying with me and Anna for a while.
She also has a terrible rash/infection that hurts her with the slightest tough or movement. She is in incredibly rough shape.
Please pray for this precious little girl.
I believe Your my healer,
I believe You are all I need,
Jesus, You're all I need.