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.