During a routine adoption physical. the doctors found a rather large brain cyst on three-month-old Ellie. Within two weeks of her orphanage reaching out to LWB for help in saving her life, Ellie was on her way to Shanghai. After further investigation the surgeon felt like surgery was needed to be done as soon as possible. Plans were made, but Ellie developed a high fever and the surgery needed to be postponed. After two days Ellie was fever free and her life-saving surgery was performed. A major concern during a surgery like Ellie’s is excessive bleeding, but she didn’t experience any complications during the procedure and was able to avoid time in the ICU. The surgeon was very pleased with the results and Ellie was soon discharged to True Children’s Healing Home (TCHH) to continue her recovery.
About a week after arriving at TCHH, the staff noticed that Ellie's surgical dressing was quite wet and she was running a high fever. Fearing that her shunt may have dislodged, Ellie was moved to the local hospital until arrangements could be made to transfer her to Shanghai. Once she was back in Shanghai a CT scan showed that her shunt was where it should be, but the lab work revealed an infection. Ellie wasn’t feeling well at all, and her loving nanny stayed by her side to provide comfort. Thankfully Ellie fully recovered and started to thrive.
That isn’t the end of this month’s success story. We are thrilled to report that Ellie met her Forever Family in September! Her family said she is doing great and no further medical treatment is needed at this time. They state:
We are so very thankful to Love Without Boundaries for providing our daughter with the medical care she needed to thrive and reach her full potential.
We are very grateful to Ellie's sponsors, and all of our medical program sponsors, for giving this beautiful girl, and other children like her, the gift of healing.