The beginning of Christi’s life is nearly unimaginable: She was born with a condition called gastroschisis, which means that there was a large hole in her abdominal wall, and several organs (including her liver and intestines) were exposed and on the outside of her body. LWB was contacted immediately upon Christi’s arrival at the orphanage, and she was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery (read more on our blog, “Emergency Medical Treatment for Baby Christi“). Read more.
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In June, Brent came into LWB’s care needing a colostomy because he was born with anal atresia.
Brent underwent a successful surgery, but while in the hospital doctors found he also has an atrial septic heart defect (ASD). He then developed an infection. After antibiotics and a couple weeks in an incubator, Brent was able to begin eating food. Read more.
Sometimes our “success stories” are quite dramatic, but this month we would like to share one of our smaller blessings. Meet Abigail.
Tiny Abigail was abandoned shortly after her birth, suffering from pneumonia and showing signs of a recent hospitalization. Our staff in China was able to move Abby to the hospital for a course of IV antibiotics, and she was then able to join us at LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home in early July. Read more.
Several years ago, we received a call about a newly-found little boy who was born with cleft lip. I remember seeing his first photo thinking he had some pretty wonderful hair, and I was so thankful when he was able to be moved to our Anhui Healing Home right away for nurturing care.
Baby Jose, as he was quickly named, settled right in with his nannies and soon became the ultimate charmer. Read more.
In June LWB received a call about a baby girl who was just two weeks old, abandoned with a stubborn case of pneumonia and clear signs of a recent IV. We were able to move her to a hospital immediately, start up what we assume was a second course of antibiotics, and a few weeks later welcome her to LWB’s Heartbridge Healing Home.
This sweet little peanut gained a pound and a half during her first month at Heartbridge, and she is obviously feeling much better. Read more.
One big change in any family’s life when they welcome a child is the sheer amount of stuff that comes with that child.
Bottles, diapers, clothing, toys, and equipment of every shape and size require a lot of storage space. LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) has been caring for babies since 2008. This healing home is set up in a cozy home-like setting with three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Read more.
Leo arrived to LWB’s Anhui Healing Home (AHH) weighing just 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) at one month old. His heart defect caused him to be weary from simple acts of eating or interacting for short periods of time.
His loving nannies at AHH worked with him by feeding him nutritious formula in smaller, more frequent doses, which contributed to his steady weight gain.