Cody: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week
Cody arrived at our Anhui Cleft Healing Home (ACHH) at just six weeks of age. He was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate and came to ACHH to receive individual care so that he would be ready for cleft lip surgery in a few months. However, when he arrived he was pale, not very responsive, and appeared very weak with fever and diarrhea. Quite concerned for little Cody, our staff brought him to have a medical evaluation the very next day. At that examination, the doctor felt that Cody may actually have been born prematurely and showed signs of serious malnutrition. Cody was admitted directly to the newborn baby floor for medication to treat the diarrhea and fevers and for nutrition support. However, that was just the beginning.
The following day we received a medical update on Cody. Indeed, he had severe malnutrition and needed immediate medication to prevent enteric necrosis. His fevers seemed to be due to a lung infection, possibly pneumonia. A few days later, we learned that Cody also had blood poisoning and anemia. All this ravaging a little six-week-old baby’s body! But we could see in each new photo that his color was noticeably better and tha he looked much more comfortable due to the excellent treatment he was receiving.
On July 9, 15 days after his admission to the hospital, Cody was discharged back to ACHH into the arms of our dedicated nannies.
We are so grateful to have been given the chance to help baby Cody by providing his life-saving intervention. Cody’s total medical costs are approximately $2000. Cody’s hospital sponsors will be provided with monthly updates while he is residing at ACHH and then periodically for one year after his surgery and graduation from our Healing Home. Donations of all sizes can collectively cover all Cody’s hospital and medication costs and can be made on Cody’s sponsor page on the main LWB website. Will you be a sponsor for Cody’s life-saving care today?
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