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 the children sustain a healthy lifestyle.
There were 21 children discharged from the hospital in October, 2011. We recently conducted a telephone interview to each of their families. We wanted to know how they were doing. Let’s share their recent developments:
276 Wenhua Discharge time: 11/02/2011; Telephone interview: 01/17/2013; Recent developments: Wenhua is in Grade 1. She is much healthier than before. She caught two colds after the operation, but recovered quickly. The family said she is fond of playing but unwilling to study, but she did well at final exam. Her father was happy.
277 Jirun Discharge time: 11/10/2011; Telephone interview: 01/17/2013; Recent developments: Jirun is one and a half years old. He was sick every week before the operation. He caught a cold once after the operation and healed quickly. Now he can walk and has started learning how to speak. His father was grateful for LRS’s help. The debts have been paid off and they will spend a nice Chinese New Year this year.
278 Yueyue Discharge time: 11/10/2011; Telephone interview: 01/17/2013; Recent developments: Yueyue is two years old and became much healthier. She caught colds at times, but healed by taking some medicines. Now she can speak and has grown taller. The scar healed well.
279 Jiaying Discharge time: 11/11/2011; Telephone interview: 01/18/2013; Recent developments: Jiaying is attending pre-school. She does well at school. She seldom catches a cold. Her father works in the city and Jiaying and her sister live with their aunt.
280 Yangyang Discharge time: 11/11/2011; Telephone interview: 01/18/2013; Recent developments: Yangyang is thin and catches cold sometimes, but overall, she has become much better after the operation. Sternum still appears affected, but it's better than before.
282 Yuanyuan Discharge time: 11/24/2011; Telephone interview: 01/18/2013; Recent developments: She hasn't caught a cold since the operation. She looks the same as the other children, running and jumping all the time, although she is a bit shorter than her peers. She will attend kindergarten after the Chinese New Year.
LY-85 Zhipeng Discharge time: 11/19/2011; Telephone interview: 01/21/2013; Recent developments: Zhipeng is fine now and likes to play with other children, but he develops a little bit slowly. Zhipeng suffers from hernia and the family will take him for the operation in February. Then he will start attending primary school.
LY-87 Jianqiang Discharge time: 11/07/2011; Telephone interview: 01/21/2013; Recent developments: His father said he is much better than before and has never caught a cold sincethe operation. The school is quite near and Jianqiang doesn’t like study, but his parents are not strict on him. He will attend junior school soon and we hope he will study hard.
LY-97 Hainan Discharge time: 11/21/2011; Telephone interview: 01/21/2013; Recent developments: Hainan recovered well after the operation. He is four years old and likes singing songs, but his eyesight is poor. His grandmother wanted to take him to see a doctor, but she had to take care of two other children while their parents worked in the city. Hainan hasn’t attended kindergarten because they live in the mountainous areas. He plays with his little brother.
LY-98 Xiaoxi Discharge time: 11/08/2011; Telephone interview: 01/21/2013; Recent developments: Xiaoxi is in Grade 2 and does well at school. He is naughty but healthy. His grandfather could not understand us, so we couldn't collect much more information about him
LY-119 Xiaojuan Discharge time: 11/09/2011; Telephone interview: 01/22/2013; Recent developments: Xiaojuan is six years old and much healthier. She seldom catches cold, but doesn't eat too much and looks thin. Her father said her IQ is that of a four-year-old, so she attended kindergarten. Her father planned to take her to do re-examination after the Chinese New Year.
LY-122 Zhonghu Discharge time: 11/11/2011; Telephone interview: 01/22/2013; Recent developments: Xiaohu will be two years old soon. He is able to speak and has been healthier after the operation. He seldom catches cold and runs fast. He eats well and sleeps well. The sternum looks affected, but it's much better than before.
LY-124 Boyi Discharge time: 11/15/2011; Telephone interview: 01/22/2013; Recent developments: Boyi is three and a half years old. He seldom gets sick in warm days, but he gets sick easily when it's cold out. His grandmother said he has not attended kindergarten but he wishes to go after fully recovering.
LY-125 Chenhui Discharge time: 11/07/2011; Telephone interview: 01/22/2013; Recent developments: Chenhui is eight years old and in second grade. He does well at school. The school is near, so he goes to school by himself. His father said there was no PE at school.
LY-126 Wenpeng Discharge time: 11/17/2011; Telephone interview: 01/22/2013; Recent developments: Wenpeng is four years old and attends kindergarten. His father said he was much healthier. He only caught cold once after the operation. He is developing as quickly as the other children. The wound also is healing well.
LY-127 Xiaojing Discharge time: 11/25/2011; Telephone interview: 01/22/2013; Recent developments: Xiaojing’s father said he recovered well after the operation and gained some weight. His father now works in Xinjiang and will not come back home for the Chinese New Year.
Original article written by Yingying Guan, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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