We ask your prayers
Starting October 28, 2012, our Amiguitos
students, staff and parents
began facing an outbreak of Dengue Fever in the Laguna and Tarimoya
neighborhoods of Veracruz, Mexico. There is no treatment of the
disease (wait for your body to fight it) however we treat sympoms
(pain relievers and fever reducers). This painful disease is carried by
mosquitoes and so we have distributed netting (84 nets to 41
families). Below are the the updates.
Melanie and Raul (two of our High School students in the Laguana center
in Veracruz, Mexico) were taken to the hospital today with Dengue
fever. This is a difficult and painful disease.
Melanie is doing much better and is
home. Raul is very sick. He is home resting for at least 5 days. Looks
like those prayers are working but we could use more! Sulma's mother
Leticia is now also sick.Thanks
Three more people have come down with
dengue fever: Nancy (Melanie's Mother), Victor Hugo (Melanie's young
brother) and Uriel (another student in the school). Goldi is asking
that we pray that we are not having an outbreak and that the other
students and parents don't catch dengue. Thank you for your prayers.
Well Augustin has had to go to the
hospital as well. He is back home and resting. There really is no cure.
Just treating symptoms until your body recovers. So lots of Advil and
taking two or three showers a day to cool off.
In addition, the first few days of illness, the doctors want you to be
under a mosquito net. This is so that mosquitos don't bite the infected
person and then give it to another person when the mosquito bites them.
We are looking into getting more nets. Goldi asks for your
that this outbreak may stop.
Today in the center two more students have Denque Fever: Diana Laura
and Juan Carlos. Nancy (parent) and Victor Hugo (student, Nancy's son)
are not getting better. There are now 7 students and 2 parents with
Friday 10 NOV 2012
11/10/2012, 10 Amiguitos students
& 3 adults
have been infected.
The latest is that now Goldi has dengue
fever. Nov 5 Maritza and Nelly also have dengue. Nov 3 Ramon became
ill. That is now 10 students and 3 adults.
Since there is no cure for Denque fever, we treat the symptoms
(primarily fever and severe body aches). Since mosquitos carry the
disease we have purchased 82 mosquito nets for the 41 families in the
Saturday 11 NOV 2012
Those who contracted Denque and
have recovered are: Raul,
Melanie, Victor Hugo, Alexander, Uriel, Mauricio, Ramon.