Meet Kevin. He has a condition that causes all the organs meant for the right side of his body to be on his left and vice-versa. For most organs, that’s not a problem. But for his heart, its a major problem. A reversed heart doesn’t work properly. We brought him to Beijing hoping to correct the heart defect, but we’ve been told by doctors here that they can’t treat the condition. We are going to consult with some USA-based cardiologists to see if there is any possible surgical treatment… and then we’re going to pray that he is adopted quickly so that he can have a chance.
Meet Kerstin. She also has a very serious heart abnormality, and they aren’t yet sure if they can do surgery in Beijing. We have to do an angiogram before they can decide. This little gal is so very blue and so very weak (due to her heart defect). It’s sad to see.
Meet Aurora. She’s not even 2 months old. She had what we thought was a severe case of spina bifida, but it ended up being somewhat mild (as far as spina bifida goes). She just arrived last week, but we’ve already done the operation. And she’s doing very well. Doctors expect her to have bowel control and use of her legs — both very exciting things!
Meet Elijah. We thought his heart condition was very minor. But it turns out it is extremely abnormal… doctors have never seen anything like it here in Beijing. But they still think they can operate, and they want to do it soon.