Friday, May 6, 2011


Mom Feeding Divine Today
Divine is a 20 month old child who was admitted yesterday with sudden onset of fever and seizures.  His mother had brought him to our hospital from Yoaunde, the capital and a 6-7 hour car ride.  Before we could ask why she brought him here she volunteered that his twin brother had died yesterday.  He developed the same symptoms 1 day earlier and was admitted to the University Hospital.  When he died yesterday morning and Divine began experiencing the same symptoms I can only imagine the fear that came over her.  She immediately gathered Divine and a few belongings and headed to Njinikom.  Fortunately Divine is doing better today with no more seizures.  What a tragic story to remind us once again what a killer malaria can be, especially with young children.

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