Save Rural Afghan Women & Children With Healthcare

Nov 4, 2010


Following is a story about how the pharmacist at AIL’s Maladan Clinic in Herat helped a boy and his mother: 

Farhad is 7 years old and he lives in Maladan. One day he was very sick and his mother carried Farhad to the clinic with a bad condition. Farhad had a very Acute  Enteritis and he had a rapid pulse, dry mouth and very dangerous vomiting and diarrhea so he was almost unconscious. Farhad’s Mother was crying and asked me “why is my son dying? Why? Why? Why?”  I said “don’t cry-- we will help him and if God wants he will become healthy.” I rapidly transfused him with Ringer Fluid Serum; after one hour Farhad opened his eyes and said “I am thirsty give me water water water.” We gave Pedialyte Solution  to his mother to give for Farhad .

His mother said “I bought some ORS Powder from the pharmacy and the ORS is very tasteless so my son didn’t eat ORS.” I said “This Pedialyt is not tasteless.” His mother gave him pedialyte and he became better and better so his Mother prayed for all the  clinic staff.

I asked her “Why did your son get diarrhea?” She said: “we don’t have sanitation and faucet water and we drink uncovered well water.”

I said her “You must drink boiled water and you must cover your well soon”.

 She promised to cover their well and boil their water.

At the end of the serum I said “Please give him  Pedialyte on the way and in the house” so Farhad was very happy and well and went with his mother laughing.   


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Sakena Yacoobi

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Dearborn, Michigan United States

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