Protecting the Health of Colombian Orphans

by Fundacion CRAN
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Protecting the Health of Colombian Orphans
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Protecting the Health of Colombian Orphans

[Abajo puedes leer la versión en español]

Thanks to you, our children grow up healthy and strong because they have a human team in charge of attending their individual needs.

Four months ago, 9 months-old Ingrid arrived to the Foundation with an acute and severe case of malnutrition. At that point she weighted 6,800 grams and measured 70 cms., which showed that she urgently needed a diet reach in nutrients, protein and high in calories.

At the time the caregivers started to feed her 5 times a day including lots of vegetables and fruits on her diet. Luz (one of Ingrid’s caregivers) tells us that “we prepared Ingrid’s food in individual portions and cut it in small pieces. Those first weeks we concentrated on giving her piece by piece to ensure that her body would assimilate the food completely”.

Patricia, our nutritionist, says that “the majority of the children arrive with a diagnosis of being too small for their age, and showing signs of malnutrition and unhealthy habits. When they arrive we start a process of nutritional recovery with an individualized diet according to the needs of each child and to provide education on nutrition”

Currently Ingrid is living with a family that looks after her with lots of love. When she left the Foundation she weighted 8,200 grams, and she had grown more than a centimetre in length. In addition, she had learned to use a spoon and she had acquired very good eating habits.

Thanks to your contribution we have been able to look after our children and provide them with an environment where they can grow healthy and strong until they can recover their right to grow up in a family that loves them and help them realize all their dreams.

We invite you to continue contributing with our Project and to share it with your friends and family. Thank you! :-)

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Gracias a ti nuestros niños y niñas crecen sanos y fuertes porque tienen un equipo humano que se encarga de atender las necesidades de cada uno. 

Hace cuatro meses, Ingrid, de nueve meses, llegó a la Fundación con una desnutrición aguda y severa. En ese momento pesaba 6.800 gramos y medía 70 centímetros, lo que demostraba que necesitaba con urgencia una dieta rica en proteínas, nutrientes y calorías.

Durante este tiempo, las cuidadoras le preparaban 5 tiempos de comida al día, que incluían muchas frutas y verduras. Luz, una de las cuidadoras de Ingrid, nos cuenta que “la comida de Ingrid la preparábamos en porciones sencillas y pequeños trozos. Las primeras semanas nos dedicamos a darle cada bocado para que su cuerpo asimilara bien los alimentos”.

Patricia, nuestra nutricionista, dice que “la mayoría de los niños y niñas ingresan con diagnóstico de riesgo o de baja talla para su edad, con signos asociados a la malnutrición e inadecuados hábitos de vida saludable. Cuando llegan se inicia su proceso de recuperación nutricional con planes dietarios específicos para cada caso y educación en nutrición”. 

Actualmente, Ingrid ya está viviendo con una familia que la cuida y la ama. Cuando egresó de CRAN pesaba 8.200 gramos y creció más de un centímetro. Además, usaba la cuchara y adquirió muy buenos hábitos alimenticios.

Gracias a tu contribución hemos podido velar porque nuestros niños y niñas crezcan sanos hasta que recuperen su derecho a crecer en una familia que los ame para que todos sus sueños se hagan realidad.

Te invitamos a seguir contribuyendo con nuestro proyecto y a difundirlo con tus amigos y familiares. Muchas gracias :-)

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LOTS OF LOVE AND CARE

During this trimester our babies suffered from a viral infection causing them vomit and diarrhea, but it was controlled thanks to your support.

Nurse Delia tells us that “we had to take 4 babies to the emergency department of Suba’s hospital where they were promptly seen and were kept 24 hours for observation.”

Gloria, one of the people that accompany the kids to their medical control appointments tells us that “I have had cases where babies require hospitalization, and one has to be paying attention to the babies all the time. It is not only just taking them to the hospital, but you have to be very attentive to the doctor’s indications and to give the babies lots of love and care because they are very scared and are feeling bad.”

It is the case of Santiago, 4 months old, that arrived to the Foundation with jaundice it had to be hospitalized a short while later because he had bronchitis and anemia. Currently he has to have oxygen permanently, but thanks to the care, the medications and the love that he is receiving he has been recovering.

Martha, one of the helpers says that “Santiago is an adorable baby. He is currently gaining weight and he looks healthier”.

We have been able of manage cases like Santiago in time and in an effective way thanks to you, because with your contribution we can look after the health of all our babies until they recover their right to grow in a family that loves them so that all their dreams become a reality.

We invite you to continue contributing with our project and to share information about it with all your friends and family.

 

MUCHO AMOR Y CUIDADO

Durante este trimestre nuestros bebes sufrieron de una viral de vómito y diarrea la cual fue superada gracias al apoyo de cada uno de ustedes.

La enfermera Delia nos cuenta que “nos tocó llevar a 4 de nuestros bebés a urgencias del hospital de Suba donde fueron atendidos a tiempo y estuvieron en observación durante 24 horas.” 

Gloria una de las personas que acompañan a nuestros niños a los controles médicos nos cuenta que “A mí me han tocado hospitalizaciones y uno tiene que estar muy pendiente de los bebés que acompaña durante todo el tiempo. No solamente es llevarlos sino que hay que estar muy atento a las indicaciones médicas, darles mucho cariño y amor porque ellos están asustados y se sienten mal.”

Es el caso de Santiago de 4 meses que llegó a la Fundación con Ictericia y al poco tiempo  tuvo que ser hospitalizado por bronquiolitis y anemia. Él en este momento tiene que estar con oxígeno permanente pero gracias a los cuidados, los medicamentos y el amor se ha ido recuperando exitosamente.

Martha una de las auxiliares a cargo dice que “Santiago es una ternura de bebé. Él ahora ya está creciendo y su aspecto es más saludable.”

Casos como los de Santiago los hemos podido manejar a tiempo y de manera efectiva gracias a ti, porque con tu contribución podemos velar por la salud de todos nuestros bebés, niños y niñas, hasta que recuperen su derecho a crecer en una familia que los ame para que todos sus sueños se hagan realidad.

Te invitamos a seguir contribuyendo con nuestro proyecto y a difundirlo con tus amigos y familiares.

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Hello!!

We wanted to share with you that thanks to your support our children have been able to overcome diseases that require lots of care and follow-up.

Such is the case of two our girls, Karen a four-year old and Luisa, eleven that suffer from permanent otitis and who thanks to your contribution have been able to visit the specialists on time, have been given appropriate audiometry tests and have been supplied with the required medicine.

Karen tells us that “the nurse cleanses my ears and gives eardrops and if it hurts she cuddles and takes care of me”.

Luisa says “that it used to hurt a lot; the doctor put a device on my ears and gave eardrops, gave me a lollipop and that was it. It doesn’t hurt anymore but when I take a shower I have to be careful so I don’t get water on my ears, Ruth always reminds me because I forget”.

Dilia, our resident nurse refers that “part of the care we give our children includes accompanying them with love throughout the whole process. That is why we not only ensure to give them the medicines and that they follow the doctor’s instructions, but we also make sure that they are given love and protection for their speedy recovery”.

Thanks to you Karen and Luisa are healthy and happy in CRAN while they recover their right to grow within a loving family so that all their dreams may come true.

We invite you to keep supporting our project and to share it with your friends and family. Thank you!

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(Versión en español)

¡Hola!

Queríamos contarles que gracias a tu apoyo nuestros niños han podido superar enfermedades de mucho cuidado y seguimiento.

Es el caso de dos de nuestras niñas, Karen de cuatro años y Luisa de once que sufren de otitis permanente y que gracias a su contribución hemos podido llevarlas a especialistas a tiempo, se les han hecho los exámenes médicos de audiometría y se les han suministrado los medicamentos necesarios para cada una.  

Karen nos cuenta que “la enfermera me limpia los oídos y me pone gotas y si me duele me abraza y me cuida.”

Luisa nos cuenta que “me dolía mucho, el doctor me metió un aparato en los oídos y me puso gotas, después me dio una colombina y ya. Ya no me duele pero al bañarme me toca tener cuidado de que no se me meta el agua a los oídos, Ruth siempre me acuerda porque a mí se me olvida.”

Nuestra enfermera Dilia asegura que “parte del cuidado que le damos a nuestros niños es acompañarlos con amor en todo el proceso. Por eso, además de asegurarnos de darles los medicamentos y seguir las instrucciones de los médicos, nos cercioramos de brindarles cariño y protección para su pronta recuperación.”

Gracias a ti, Karen y Luisa están sanas y felices en CRAN, mientras recuperan su derecho a crecer en una familia que los ame para que todos sus sueños se hagan realidad

Te invitamos a seguir contribuyendo con nuestro proyecto y a difundirlo con tus amigos y familiares.

¡Gracias por construir con nosotros un mundo mejor para todos!

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Mariana
Mariana

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Hello! Thanks to your support we were able to overcome an outbreak of chickenpox which affected 22 of our children in the last month.

To take care of our children, two professionals were with them all day and night. We take all measures of hygiene in the houses of the children, in the food service and laundry.

Mariana, 8 years old, was one of the girls with chickenpox. She tells us: "I had it all over my body, even in the head, when I was sleeping I had fever and I had itchy blisters".

"They brought us the breakfast, all the meals; I helped to collect the dishes. We saw cartoons and Doc McStuffins on television, we played with bricks. Some of us were having fun, but also bored for not going to school. I love the school, I like studying with my friends, playing soccer with my friends".

"When I returned, the teacher asked me why I had not been in school those days, I gave her a letter, it’s written there, teacher, I was ill, I had chickenpox”.

"Can you be a baker when you grow up?", Mariana asks me.

"Yes, of course, you can be whatever you want", I answer.

"Then when I grow up I will make cakes and I will sell them, I can sell them, right? I'm going to sell grape and strawberry cakes".

Thanks to you, we can protect and take care of the health of Mariana and the health of all of our children, until they recover their right to grow up in a family who loves them and all their dreams come true.

We invite you to keep supporting our project and to share it with your friends and family. Thank you!

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¡Hola! Te queríamos contar que gracias a tu apoyo hemos podido atender y superar un brote de varicela que alcanzaron a tener 22 de nuestros niños en el último mes.

Para cuidar a los niños, dos profesionales estuvieron con ellos permanentemente día y noche. Tomamos todas las medidas de higiene en las casas de los niños, en el servicio de alimentos y la lavandería.

Mariana, de 8 años, fue una de las niñas enfermas. Ella nos cuenta: “me dio en todo el cuerpo, hasta en la cabeza, cuando uno se acuesta continue support le da fiebre y le salen granitos que me picaban”.

“Nos traían el desayuno, todas las comidas, yo ayudaba a recoger los platos. Veíamos muñecos y la Doctora Juguetes en la televisión, jugábamos con fichas. Algunos estaban divertidos, pero también aburridos por no ir al colegio. A mí el colegio me encanta, me gusta estudiar con mis amigas, jugar con mis amigas fútbol”.

“Cuando volví, la profesora me dijo por qué estos días no has venido, yo le entregué una carta, ahí dice, profe, que estaba enferma, tenía varicela”.

“¿Uno puede ser panadero cuando grande?”, me pregunta Mariana. “Claro que sí, puedes ser todo lo que quieras”, le respondo. “Entonces cuando grande quiero hacer pasteles y los voy a vender, ¿uno los puede vender, cierto? Voy a vender pasteles de uva y con fresa”.

Gracias a ti, podemos proteger y cuidar a Mariana y a todos nuestros niños, hasta que recuperen su derecho a crecer en una familia que los ame para que todos sus sueños se hagan realidad.

Te invitamos a seguir contribuyendo con nuestro proyecto y a difundirlo con tus amigos y familiares. ¡Gracias!

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[Abajo puedes leer el reporte en español].

Karen is two and a half years old. She is a sweet girl who is always smiling. She enjoys observing, exploring and picking up stones, sticks and dry leaves.

At the beginning of May, Karen had flu symptoms: fever, no appetite, general weakness. Because of the sudden weather changes in Bogotá and viral infection that spread throughout the city, Karen’s health was not improving. Given the situation, the health care specialists in CRAN decided to take her to the ER of the Suba Hospital, the closest to our location.

At first valuation, she is diagnosed with obstructive bronchial syndrome and she is immediately admitted. Thorax and lab tests were performed to her. On her third hospitalization day, Karen is diagnosed with pneumonia and is ordered to be transferred to the Roosevelt Institute a higher level health center than that in Suba.

Karen stayed there for three days in the ICU until the physicians and nurses were able to stabilize her situation. She was released nine days later and has fully recovered, though she keeps taking prescribed medicines. She has been able to play again in the park and laugh as usual.

Thanks to you and all the persons that have supported our project at GlobalGIving we were able to cover the costs involved in the transportation of Karen to the hospitals and we could also pay the persons who during Karens stay at the hospital were always by her side taking care of her day and night. We were also able to bring her at the hospital everything she needed: clothes, diapers, wipes, pijamas…Your solidarity allowed us to pay the mandatory cash contributions that have to be canceled to the hospital and correspond to a portion of the health attention Karen received. And moreover we were able to buy her the meds she requires without having to wait for burdensome and lengthy authorizations and processes that could have make state worse.

Thank you on behalf of little Karen and of all the children who thanks to your contribution you have protected and taken care of!

Please keep on supporting our project and to share it with all your friends and family.

Thanks for building together with us a better world for everyone! 

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Karen tiene 2 años y medio. Es una niña tierna que siempre está sonriente. Le gusta observar, explorar y recoger piedritas, palitos y hojas secas.

A principios de mayo, Karen presentó síntomas gripales: fiebre, inapetencia, malestar general. Debido a los repentinos cambios en el clima de Bogotá y a una infección viral que se propagó por toda la ciudad, Karen no mejoraba. Ante esto, los profesionales de salud de CRAN resuelven llevarla de urgencias al Hospital de Suba, el más cercano a nuestra organización.

En una primera valoración, se le diagnostica un síndrome bronquial obstructivo y se decide su hospitalización inmediata. Luego, se le practican exámenes de laboratorio y rayos x de tórax. Al tercer día de estar hospitalizada, a Karen se le diagnostica neumonía y se ordena su traslado al Instituto Roosevelt, un centro de salud de mayor nivel de complejidad que el de Suba.

Allí estuvo Karen durante tres días en cuidados intensivos, hasta que los médicos y enfermeras lograron estabilizar su situación. Fue dada de alta nueve días después y ya se encuentra completamente recuperada, aunque tomando las medicinas que le recetaron. ¡Ha podido de nuevo salir a jugar al parque y volver a reírse!

Gracias a ti y a todas las personas que han apoyado nuestro proyecto en GlobalGiving, pudimos cubrir los transportes para trasladar a Karen a los hospitales y pudimos pagarles a las personas que durante los 15 días que permaneció hospitalizada siempre la acompañaron y cuidaron, día y noche. También pudimos llevarle al hospital todo lo que ella necesitaba: ropa, pañales desechables, pañitos húmedos, pijamas… Tu solidaridad nos permitió además cancelar los copagos o aportes obligatorios en dinero que corresponden a una parte del valor de los servicios que Karen recibió. Y también comprarle los medicamentos que requiere sin esperar autorizaciones y trámites engorrosos y demorados que podían haber complicado su estado.

¡Muchas gracias en nombre de la pequeña Karen y de todos los niños que con tu donación has protegido y cuidado!

Te invitamos a seguir contribuyendo aquí con nuestro proyecto y a que lo difundas con tus amigos y familiares.  

¡Gracias por construir con nosotros un mejor mundo para todos!

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