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Nursery Unit  June   22, 2016 Balguda has collapsed again this morning after he spent the whole night standing and just resting his legs on the wooden posts in his stockade – perhaps he knows that when he lies down it is hard for him to get back up. The swellings in his body are ever present and even growing in size – a bad case of edema which we are treating. He is still really enjoying feeding on his greens though as well as his milk bottle; his general body condition is deteriorating but we are still hoping for the best.

Meanwhile it seems that the little girl Godoma is starting to dominate the younger boys such as Ndotto, Lasayen, Ngilai and Murit. Out in the field during bottle feeding time, she has been seen roughly fighting with them whenever they walk by close to her. We think this is because in the past they have tried to climb on her and pick on her in general, and now this is something she is saying a big ‘no’ to! Now the boys have realised that Godoma is not an easy target and thus they do not bother her as much anymore. Godoma usually likes hanging around with Mbegu and Dupotto as well as little Sana Sana.


Godoma leading the others

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