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Friday, May 31, 2013
Wei Senbao Update
Wei Senbao's Operation and Aftermath
Wei took pain medicine and has been weak from two operations so close together.
Wei had his first operation May 15th and all went well. He had the drainage tube taken out May 27th. However, he developed a bleeding blood vessel on May 28th and had to be taken back into surgery. This bleeding was unexpected and unusual. After the second operaton, he was in the intensive care unit, but he was moved to a common room on May 31st.
The unexpected second operation seems to be a success, but he is weak and has pain from the two operations so close together. They expect him to stay in the hospital for ten more days and then remain in Shanghai until they know he is well enough to go home.
Because the malformation was in a dangerous place, they were unable to remove all of it. Some is still there. They will be checking it at the end of the ten days to see if it is growing back.
When emergency surgery for his bleeding became necessary, Mrs. Xia, the charity volunteer in Shanghai that has looked after them, guaranteed the 10,000 yuan ($1,626 USD) money for the emergency operation until Mandy could wire
Wei Senbao will have at least 10 more days in the hospital.
a deposit to cover the emergency operation.
We still have to pay for his extended hospital stay, expenses at the Children's Hope Foundation, and transportation home. We have $5,586 left for these future expenses.
Doctor Dai will be requesting reinbursement from government insurance, but they only pay a percentage and not quickly. Wei's story is turning out to be complicated, but we have hope for his complete recovery. Soon he will look like anyother five-year-old boy we trust. I hope to see him in his home on July 14th.
Will you be a blessing hand to Wei Senbao? Please give for his present needs and for his future medical care.
Give $35 for his care or send any amount by check to: Blessing Hands, 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY 40351.
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.