Wednesday, June 8, 2011

HIV Kids

Today we started 2 children on the Peds Ward on HIV medications.

2 year old Kerena was admitted last week with chronic diarrhea and was severely malnourished. The first few days in the hospital she cried incessantly. After convincing her mother that she needed more food Kerena's crying ceased with the increased food intake. With a full belly it turned out she had a beautiful smile and big dimples.

4 year old Marivon was admitted at the same time with fever, cough and diarrhea. She had both pneumonia and HIV. Her pneumonia has nearly cleared and Marivon can almost tolerate my presence at her bedside now. Both girls will be going home in the next couple of days and should do well with their new medications.

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