Nurse Rina entering patient's home
There are many stories that are left untold in the daily travels of Rachel House's nurses - stories tucked deep in their hearts that speak of great devastation.
This is a story of a little boy's brave journey. Miki was 6 month-old when his health problems began. What started with a cough quickly degenerated into more serious TB, diarrhoea and malnutrition. Life has not been easy for the little soul who has been in and out of the hospital too many times. The medical expenses have drained the family's resources of US$4/day. In a 12sqm room tucked behind the high-rise buildings in the Central Business District of Jakarta, Miki's family share the tiny poorly ventilated space with another family. Miki was finally referred to Rachel House by his doctor to help stabilize his condition and to provide sympton management and support to his mother.
The photos below capture a visit by one of Rachel House's nurses, Rina, to Miki's home to monitor his progress and to help manage the many symptoms that have caused him grave suffering, and great distress to his parents.
Rina brings a little sunshine & hope
Nurse Rina at work
Impeccable assessment - core of palliative care
Comprehensive medical report to document visits
Education & support to caregiver - optimum care