If you didn't catch the first post on Kesline and Stanley you can read it here.
Kesline is looking GREAT! She moved from the critical care tent to the Rescue Center and is fitting in well with all the other kids. You can see on her belly that some of her old skin is peeling away. This happens often with kwash kids.
Stanley is finally looking like himself. For a few days this week he swelled up again and could barely see. We have no idea why he swelled again because he was eating well and finishing most of his Mamba each day. On Thursday he hung out in the office wit Lori, Licia and I. For some reason his body just decided to rid itself of a bunch of the built up fluids that day. He still is kwashy in his legs and feet.
Sometimes it is not good if a child loses water weight that quickly. Their organs just get all stressed out and out of whack (I know...my medical terminology is so eloquent) and they pass away. So far Stanley is doing well, but now is a very critical time for him. He now needs to start gaining healthy weight and we just wait and hope that his body will have the strength to do that.
You can see that his little collar bones are sticking out. He and Kesline had the same form of malnutrition which is Marasmic Kwashiorkor...which means they have kwash and when they swelling goes down they are very gaunt and have the typical "starving child" look.
He is still in the tent and will likely be there for a while longer.
Keep praying for both of these precious babies.