By Aileen Eunicia P. Balon-Abaca | Resource Mobilization Officer
It was challenging to celebrate the holiday season with two (2) children hospitalized due to Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. One of the children recovered in two (2) weeks due to mild bleeding and had a lower platelet count. The other child recovered in less a week. Since classes have been resumed in a face to face setting in their physical school, it was assumed that they got the illness from their school. Tahanan ng Pagmamahal observed additional precautionary measures and certain protocols to prevent the spreading of the illness to the other kids.
Five (5) children also experienced minor skin problems and insect bites. These were treated with over the counter topical medicines.
Four (4) children resumed their therapy sessions with a licensed psychologist. As a result of these sessions, these kids are now more expressive with their feelings. They have shown enhanced social interactions with their classmates and the other kids in Tahanan. They are also more conscientious and aware of the consequences of their actions.
The older children are also currently receiving therapy sessions for their transitory transfer to other organizations that cater to children entering their teen years. These organizations can provide appropriate activities, facilities and services to teens. While waiting to get adopted, there are kids in Tahanan that are outgrowing the shelter’s age-limited expertise, which is caring for babies to young children.
Nine (9) babies were provided with milk formula to keep them healthy and ensure their physical development. Twenty-six (26) children were provided with nutritious food.
The medical expenses incurred in the hospitalization, medicines and therapies all required financial liquidity. It is with grateful hearts that we give you our utmost thanks in helping us overcome these challenges in making sure the kids are getting what they need medically and nutritionally. Thank you for being channels of blessings to our kids.
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