Several weeks ago we took you on journey with over 30 children who were scheduled to have cleft repair surgery during our 2015 Cleft Medical Exchange. Just over ten days have passed, and we are receiving updates from some of the families and orphanages on children who are beginning to heal.
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At one point in my life, I had four little boys aged 1-7, and so I am sure you can understand when I say that I lived with a lot of potty jokes every day. My librarian brother fueled the fire by sending them a copy of the Japanese children’s book called “Everyone Poops,” which soon became their “go to” book whenever they got to pick the story of the night. If you haven’t seen this book, it is definitely a no nonsense way of covering one of the most basic body functions, with the final summary that “All living things eat, so everybody poops.”
I think it is safe to say that anything concerning our bowels causes a wide range of reactions from people. Read more.
It’s hard to believe that the chubby-cheeked, healthy looking little boy that entered Fuyang foster care program just two weeks ago is the same wee baby that came into our care less than a year ago fighting for his life.
Born prematurely, Cohen had the odds stacked against him in every way.
What does it take to turn a tiny baby into a cute, healthy and social boy? Little Joe would probably tell you that as much as he appreciates excellent medical care and the love of his healing home nanny, a bottle of special formula does the trick!
Late last fall, we were asked to help a newborn baby boy who had been found with his intestines on the outside of his body (a condition called gastroschisis). We named him “Little Joe,” and he was rushed to the provincial children’s hospital to begin the process of putting everything back where it belonged.
An orphanage recently contacted us who had taken in a baby with a very large tumor on his lower hip and back area. We made arrangements to move baby Hayes to Shanghai to be evaluated for possible surgery. Hayes was diagnosed with a teratoma, a solid tumor which is present at birth. Read more.