I am sure you want to know about Breanna. Her VSD (simple explanation: A whole in her heart) was closed on Thursday by Dr Li. She was his first of three patients, all with VSD. Dr Li was telling me that about 60% of the surgeries he does is closing holes some place in the heart.
Breanna came out of surgery at about 11:15am and she went straight into the SICU. I put on some special clothes on and Dr Tan allowed me to see for a few minutes. I am so grateful that they are so kind to me. Both Dr Li and Tan always make sure I know what is going on. I really enjoy learning from both of them. I think one of the reasons is that I am so curious and asking a lot of questions. Thursday night they extubated her and Dr Tan said she was calm and doing well.
I have been talking to Dr Li about the Sichuan kids. He thinks the best donation that can be made at the moment is to help the children get prosthetics. There are some kids who have their legs amputated and when everything heals they will need some help. He knows of a factory who makes the artificial limbs and he thought it might be a very useful donation to make. If you would like to help, make a donation to Starfish. Let us know that it is for the Sichuan children. I will make sure that the money gets to the right place.
It is now Monday evening China time. I spoke with Dr Li and we could be going home as soon as Wednesday or Thursday. It is amazing how quickly kids can heal. Breanna has been such as easy baby to take care of. She has hardly cried. She does not even cry at the nurses!!! She is so happy to be picked up by anyone. June and her sons Daniel and Matthew continue to visit and Breanna falls asleep on them often. So cute to see how much love this family is laying on her. I have been waiting to add some pictures, but a few days have gone by and I have not been able to do that. So the pictures will come next time.
Life, Love and Laughter,
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