Another adventure we have been on lately is medical. Having her in the U.S. means a lot of catch up to do. When a child is born here they have blood tests, hearing tests, eye sight checks, and vaccinations done. Well Jaydn is required to catch up on all of that to be a U.S. citizen. So last week we went to the Dr. and they drew blood, took a stool sample, gave the non 'live' virus vaccinations and scheduled sight and hearing screenings. Just the other day we got the results on her poop test and learned that she has 6 parasites she is carrying around. Some are not treatable and we will just have to hope they will pass through her system and the others we have medicine to begin treatment for. I have heard that it could go away quickly or take a long time to clean out-we have to wait and see b/c its different for everyone.
These parasites were born and bred in her just b/c of the conditions she was exposed to as a child. It makes me think of how there are so many treatable and preventable diseases people are walking around with but they just don't have the options and resources available to fight them. Plus clean water would go a LONG way to help the diseases not to develop in the first place. More than 40% of people in the greater Kampala, Uganda area live in unplanned settlements. Of those residents, only 17% have access to piped water. Many people use springs and other surface sources that are highly contaminated due to poor drainage and little regulation of waste disposal. Consider helping other children and families not be exposed to the same junk or worse by supporting organizations such as:
World Vision Water Projects