Angella, who goes by Tabitha, is a 3-year-old girl born on 10th October 2017. She was born full-term and without any complications, but she is severely malnourished for her age. At the age of 2, Tabitha’s mother noticed she had difficulty walking and only walked on her tip-toes. She also noticed that Tabitha was talking very little and was somewhat hard to understand.
Tabitha’s mother cares for 5 children singlehandedly and thus, finds it difficult to provide for her children. Because Tabitha is severely malnourished, she appeared lethargic and disinterested during the assessment. At this time, it is unclear if her leg weakness and lack of vocal ability are caused by another medical condition or are secondary to her severe malnutrition.
Published Thu, May 06, 21. Written by Beth Emery.
In the month of April, Tabitha weighed in at 10.3 kgs (22.7 lbs). This weight puts her in the 1st percentile for weight, indicating she is severely underweight for her age. Since last month, Tabitha has gained 300 grams (0.7 lbs). Tabitha’s Mother reported she has been doing well and has been healthy this past month.