Thursday, April 22, 2010

Seeing is believing

Sometimes our work gets monotonous. And we see so many kids that it's hard to keep track of them and thus it can feel like working in a vacuum. But sometimes you get the gratification of seeing a kid get better right in front of your eyes.

Here is a good example of kwashiorkor:  notice the skin breakdown and the intense swelling.

Here is a kid at one of my sites with severe kwashiorkor:
Keep in mind that kwashiokor is very very dangerous and frequently lethal. 

 Now...just 2 weeks later! Look at his legs- there is practically no swelling.

Pretty amazing.

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