| Aug 31, 2022
Nutrition/health status of child at care home
The 8 year old girl [now at DESIRE Society Hyderabad Care Home ] was at home with her grandmother. After the demise of her parents [ parents died with HIV ] , grandmother has taken up her responsibility. The girl was tested and she turns out to be HIV reactive child. The baby was contracted the disease during her birth.
Grandmother’s poor economic condition caused this girl suffered yet again. Even, grandmother is old so she wanted child to be protected in the safe hands.The health condition of child started deteriorating; thereby it was difficult for grandmother to take care of her. She started looking for helping hand to accommodate the baby.Thus, the outreach worker of DESIRE Society came in contact with the family of this girl.
At the admission time, she was quite weak physically. Our team had designed specific diet chart for her which took few months for her to gain strength and restore health. The ART (antiretroviral treatment) drug adherence is maintained very well within scope of care home, IDA Bollaram. The supplementary nutrition kit[ Pediasure / Zincovit syrup/Calcimax P syrup are main components] is added up to give a balanced diet pattern for such special [HIV] child.
The health condition of this girl improved under the supervision of team of doctors and paramedical staff.The opportunistic infection of ear infection is under control because of presence of medical-care team. Health gain of this baby has motivated us to sending her to school. Hence, she has started going to private school [ SSVN school close by to care home]. Now our focus is on over all development of child.She is pet of her teachers because of smiley face.
Now she speaks with a confidence and learns very fast from older inmates at care home level.She wants to be a teacher in her life, the baby says. “ DESIRE Society “ stands for fulfilling the dreams of this innocent cute girl.
The continued support from GLOBAL GIVING over the years has influenced DESIRE Society to serve such children suffering with HIV/AIDS in India .