Thomas came to Starfish in October of last year. I found out after a echo, that he had the most severe heart case I have ever had. It took Dr. Li months to figure out what to do with his TOF and he also had to consult with some doctors from Canada before he started.
With everything arranged, Gigi takes him to Hangzhou and the morning the surgery is scheduled he gets chicken pox, so back to Xian for a few weeks. As soon as the chicken pox are finished, he gets really sick again, cough and has diarrhea, so they did not leave last Sunday. We have another date. Gigi and Thomas will be leaving Xian on Sunday (China time) for surgery on Tuesday in Hangzhou. This is going to be a very delicate surgery and the risks are very high. We would ask that you join us in praying for Thomas, that his little body will handle the big change that is coming and it will heal. I also ask that you pray for Dr. Li as he performs this surgery and that he will do that to the best of his ability.
I feel that he is a miracle baby because he has lived so long. For being as sick as he has been so good. He is just the cutest little thing. Gigi has been the one that has taken care of him for the time he has been at Starfish and his basically his mom. This is going to be a very emotional time for everyone here at Starfish and we all understand the consequences of taking a chance. Thank you so very much to the who was involved with the Carpets and Cocktails fundraiser, Eastern Carpets from Singapore and the ladies from the AWCS in Shanghai for providing Thomas the chance at a healthy life. We all appreciate it so very much.
Life, Love and Laughter,