| Nov 6, 2023
Medical and Nutrition Updates
By Aileen Eunicia P. Balon-Abaca | Resource Mobilization Officer
Forty-One (41) children with varying ages, from the youngest four (4) month old baby girl to a twelve (12) year old boy are currently under the care and protection of Tahanan ng Pagmamahal.
Out of the forty-one (41), twenty-two (22) kids experienced minor cough and colds. One (1) child was treated for Urinary Tract Infection and one (1) of the Ten (10) babies was dewormed. Fortunately, none had any major health issues.
One (1) of the twelve (12) toddlers who underwent club foot surgery is now recuperating well, and is set to start with her physical therapy next month. Another baby with a clubbed foot is now on his fifth casting and amazing results have been observed. Hopefully he will only need to wear braces for for a certain period of time instead of having a Tenotomy (Tenotomy is a surgical act which involves the division of a tendon)procedure.
Tahanan ng Pagmamahal is a proactive believer in preventive measures against diseases hence, the babies are vaccinated with core vaccinations. Two (2) babies were immunized with Pentavalent vaccine(Penta), Oralpoliovirus vaccines (OPV) and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). Only one (1) Baby was immunized with Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR).
To strengthen the immune system of the children, all forty-one (41) kids are fed with nutritious meals, snacks and milk. They are also given daily multi-vitamins and an extra dose of Vitamin C. Appetite stimulants and special milk are given to children with lower body mass indeces (BMI).
Seven (7) children curently have occupational and speech therapies. Five (5) of them are now able to cope and adapt in their regular classes in day care, kinder and Grade Two (2).
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts in continuously blessing these kids with your unwavering love and support. We are grateful that with your kindness, we can continue in providing these children a safe, nurturing and happy environment. May God reward you for your generosity and compassion to our kids.