Little Red Scarf provides financial support and encouragement to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, they provide the family with post-operative care and help their child(ren) sustain a healthy lifestyle.
There were 19 children discharged from our hospital in September, 2011. We recently conducted a telephone interview with each of the families. We wanted to know how are they were doing after a year. Though we could not find some of them, we managed to reach most of the children and their families.
265 Jingyu: Discharge time: 09/07/2011; Re-examination: 12/22/2011; Telephone review: 12/24/2012; Recent developments: Jingyu is over 5 years old and is attending preschool. She is doing well at school and has become healthier than before.
266 Xiaona: Discharge time: 09/14/2011; Re-examination: 12/22/2011; Telephone review: 12/24/2012; Recent developments: Xiaona is attending preschool as well. She has been growing taller following her operation, and her wound has been healing well.
267 Yongkang: Discharge time: 09/15/2011; Re-examination: 12/08/2011; Telephone review: 12/24/2012; Recent developments: Yongkang attends primary school. He has been fine after the operation and has had fewer colds than before. He is also growing taller.
268 Xinyi: Discharge time: 09/20/2011; Re-examination: 12/12/2011; Telephone review: 12/26/2012; Recent developments: Good health and fewer colds. The wound becoming smaller. She is growing taller and now eats much more, thanks to the care and help of LRS.
272 Zede: Discharge time: 09/30/2011; Re-examination: end of January. Telephone review: 12/26/2012; Recent developments: 4 kilos were gained after the operation and he has seldom colds, but he is still unable to speak - he is now 3 years and 7 months old. His parents are worried about it and took him to a local hospital, but each check item is normal. We suggested a further check at a specialized hospital and encouraged the parents to let him to play more with his friends.
LY-82 Xiaoqiang: Discharge time: 09/29/2011; Re-examination: 12/26/2011; Telephone review: 12/26/2012; Recent developments: Xiaoqiang is 2 and a half years old and is able to speak some short sentences. He was only 17 kilos before the operation, but weighs 25 kilos at the moment. He is much healthier. His illness was serious before the operation, so the doctor suggested a re-examination in half-a-year after the operation.
LY-94 Xiaoqian: Discharge time: 09/26/2011; Re-examination: 11/15/2011; Telephone review: 12/28/2012; Recent developments: Xiaoqian attends junior kindergarten; also fewer colds after the operation.
LY-95 Zhuanyun: Discharge time: 09/26/2011; Re-examination: 11/15/2011; Telephone review: 12/29/2012; Recent developments: Zhuanyun is in Grade 4 of primary school. She is much better after the operation. She can attend morning exercises and PE lessons. The wound is healing very well and the scar can hardly be seen.
LY-99 Jiakang: Discharge time: 09/13/2011; Re-examination: 12/23/2011; Telephone review: 12/28/2012; Recent developments: Jiakang is in Grade 3 of primary school. He has never had a cold for a year after the operation. He grows taller and has gained some weight. The wound is healing well.
LY-100 Yanxia: Discharge time: 09/26/2011; Re-examination: 12/11/2011; Telephone review: 12/28/2012; Recent developments: Yanxia is in Grade 4. She can take the bus to and from school. She also can attend morning exercises and PE. She is doing well at school and her family doesn’t worry about her school performances.
LY-101 Shihan: Discharge time: 09/21/2011; Re-examination: 12/22/2011; Telephone review: 12/28/2012; Recent developments: Shihan is 2 years old. She became much healthier after the operation. She develops faster than the other children in walking and speaking.
Original article written by Ying Guan, Translated by Maggie Li, Edited by Yanyan Zhang
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