When baby Sonam was first brought to us, she was covered in skin rashes and was severely underweight for an 11-month-old child, weighing only 13 pounds. Our remote MC health workers bathed the child, bandaged some of the bigger wounds, and gave her mother advice on how to feed baby Sonam nutritious food to help her grow.
After our initial encounter with baby Sonam, unfortunately, her symptoms did not improve. Baby Sonam and her mother were advised to seek treatment in Kathmandu, where MountainChild has been covering all of baby Sonam’s medical expenses. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our MC staff took her to the hospital where the doctors diagnosed her with multiple infections. She spent time in the ICU after receiving a blood transfusion. Since then, Baby Sonam's health has been improving daily. Only a few months ago Baby Sonam was diagnosed with sepsis, severe oedema (excess swelling), malnutrition and pneumonia. Because of the HALO project, we are delighted to see that she has fully recovered and healthy! She is even beginning to walk! Seeing baby Sonam safely at home with her family urges us on in our efforts to carry hope to children in the Himalayas. It has been a joy to be a part of Baby Sonam’s road to recovery. Thank you all for joining us on this beautiful journey!