Little Red Scarf 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.
There were 5 children discharged from the hospital in September 2012. We recently conducted a telephone interview of each of their families. We wanted to know how they were doing. Let’s share their recent developments:
369 Liangzi Discharge time: 09/10/2012; Telephone interview: 01/30/2013; Re-examination: 10/2012; Recent developments: Liangzi's breastbone has not recovered well two months after the operation. The doctor asked him to reduce activity and come back to the hospital for a check-up in half-a-year. His father said that he hasn't caught a cold since the operation and he's able to eat more. He looks much better and will come back to the hospital for a follow-up check.
370 Wenbo Discharge time: 09/03/2012; Telephone interview: 01/30/2013; Re-examination: 11/2012; Recent developments: Wenbo's grandfather said everything is going well and the wound is healing well. He has also gained some weight. His heart rate is a little faster than the other children when sleeping. He needs some time to recover.
LY-246 Cunhua Discharge time: 09/05/2012; Telephone interview: 01/30/2013; Re-examination: 12/2012; Recent developments: From a purple child, Cunhua became a pretty girl following the operation. She is much healthier and has gained some weight. The wound is healing well. Her mother said she is 15 and had not attended school due to her poor health before. Now she is too tall for a first grade student, so her mother plans to home-school her and help her catch-up, before sending her to attend 4th grade.
LY-248 Xiaoshun Discharge time: 09/17/2012; Telephone interview: 01/30/2013; Re-examination: done; Recent developments: Xiaoshun has re-checked into the hospital, and he is healing well and has even gained some weight. His father said he will attend first grade in the second half of the year, but for now he is self-learning at home.
LY-250 Jinli Discharge time: 09/24/2012; Telephone interview: 01/30/2013; Re-examination: 12/2012; Recent developments: Jinli has re-checked into the hospital and he is healing well. His family members are happy to see that he is much healthier. We could not access her father’s cell phone, and the information above was provided by one of her neighbors.
Original article written by Yingying Guan, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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