Joceline*—Malnutrition Patient Profile

Joceline, a 2 ½ year old little girl from the south side of Haiti, was recently admitted to St. Damien Pediatric Hospital for malnutrition. Her mother knew about the hospital because other family members have had children treated there before and recommended it. Joceline’s mother brought her to the hospital after her daughter showed symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, swelling, coughing and fever.

Since arriving at St. Damien only three weeks ago, the swelling in her stomach has lessened and many other symptoms have significantly improved. The doctors are optimistic about her treatment and expect her to have a full recovery in the next several weeks. Her mother is more than pleased to see her daughter returning to her playful self and she couldn’t be more grateful for the dedication of St. Damien staff.

*Name changed for privacy purposes.

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