Little Red Scarfis in Lanzhou, Gansu province and provides financial support and encouragement to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, they provide families with post-operative care and help the children sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Seven patients were discharged from the hospital in May of 2013. In the past 3 months, we called their families and followed up on their recovery.
Discharge time: 05/16/2013. First telephone interview: 08/13/2013. Re-examination: Not yet. Recent developments: Ximu is recovering well, but has not had any re-examinations. He has not caught a cold since the surgery. He cannot run, but can do other movements. He will be in Grade 6 soon, and the school is 1 kilometer away.
396 Wei Tao
Discharge time: 05/16/2013. First telephone interview: 08/13/2013. Re-examination: Not yet. Recent developments: Wei Tao is recovering well. He can play by himself now and have fun. He looks as healthy as the other children. Now it’s okay to expose him to 30 minutes in the sun. His father thanks LRS for the aid.
393 Cheng Jie
Discharge time: 05/31/2013. First telephone interview: 08/13/2013. Re-examination: 08/06/2013. Recent developments: Cheng Jie is recovering well. His degree of pulmonary hypertension is mild. The doctor said he did not have to take medicine and will recover soon. His father said he looks much better than before. He will attend Grade 3.
LY-286 Jia Yi
Discharge time: 05/27/2013. Telephone interview: vacant number.
LY288 Lan Lan
Discharge time: 05/24/2013. First telephone interview: 08/13/2013. Recent developments: It has been 3 months since the surgery. The wound still hurts, and she feels her heart beating fast sometimes so she is resting at home. She will accept a re-examination in 10 days.
Discharge time: 05/04/2013. First telephone interview: 08/13/2013. Re-examination: 08/07/2013. Recent developments: She had a re-examination recently, and everything went well for her. She does not feel uncomfortable, and the wound only hurts occasionally. The doctor said she will recover in a few months. Now she can help the family do a little housework.
MQ-17 Qiao Fang
Discharge time: 05/31/2013. First telephone interview: 08/13/2013. Re-examination: 08/06/2013. Recent developments: Qiao Fang is recovering well. She did her re-examination yesterday, and everything went well. She can even help do a little housework.
Original article written by Ying Guan, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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