Wei is in the hospital for a week getting over pneumonia. He developed it just before he was to get his treatment to harden hislymphangioma (malformed vessels). He can't take the treatment now until April because his doctor has gone to the US and will not be back until April.
He and his mother will stay until he gets over the pneumonia and the doctor comes back. The hospital stay is estimated to cost 6,000 yuan ($963) more. There will also be the added expense of room and board while waiting for the doctor to return. However, it is cheaper than them going home and coming back.
Mandy had already gone home, but the volunteer from the Angel Mother charity is taking good care of Meng and Wei and helping them with the change in plans.
We will try to keep you up to date as we know what develops. Please remember Wei and his Mom and their needs at this time.
I am a mother and housewife that loves China and children. The two interests
have come together in serving the children of China who need help with
educational needs. I started as a teacher in an English summer camp and got to
know the teachers first. When I toured their schools and met their precious
students, I could see many needs and decided to try to help. I first started a
fund to assist children with tuition, but it has expanded into a 501(c)(3)public
charity granting money for textbooks and school supplies for primary school and
lower middle school students and tuition for older students.