Philemon and Maxwell both waved farewell to their carers in Mangochi recently and are now enjoying being back at home with their families. Looking at these two healthy, happy boys, it’s hard to imagine how they have coped with the journey that they have been on so far in their little lives…
Philemon is a beautiful two year old who we welcomed into the home in 2016. His mother was very ill and unable to care for him or feed him so he was referred for nutritional support and monitoring.
Thankfully his mother is now well and he returned to live with her and his granny just before Christmas.
They live in a very remote village but thanks to our outreach team, Open Arms will be able to provide help and advice as needed and make sure that his family can provide for his care.
When he was one, Maxwell became unwell and had difficulty breathing. Following a heart scan at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital in Blantyre Maxwell was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease called Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), a condition characterized by a hole in the heart.
Since then, he has been getting medications to help his symptoms and had regular check-ups to monitor his progress.
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