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.
It's a lot of sweet babies that arrived within a short period of time! It's also a lot of brokenness and sadness all at once. It's a lot of dire diagnoses and serious situations. To be honest, our whole staff is feeling a bit nervous and almost overwhelmed over these cases, especially ones like Kevin's and Kerstins. To be honest, we didn't know they were that serious when we accepted them. But, we believe God brought them here for a purpose, and we trust that He will be the one to work miracles in their lives.