A Total Repair for Bruska
March 17, 2009 by Ruth
Little Bruska successfully has a full heart repair yesterday. She was the child that we tried to raise money for around Christmas. Sounds like she doing well after her surgery.
When the surgeon did his final check before surgery he said that he was optimistic about Bruska’s surgery being successful since she was able to stabilize after yesterday’s severe cyanotic spell. He added he had never seen a child’s oxygen level drop that low before and the child survive.
Around 1 pm the doctors from Bruska’s surgical team began to appear. Each of them said the surgery was finishing and had gone well, but were not ready to elaborate. When the surgeon came to us, he shared that Bruska had a good surgery with no events during the operation, and it was a total repair. He was full of encouragement that she would be incredibly better than she had been in the previous days, although mentioned again that she had arrived with neurological damage before surgery.
|Ruth Simpson was a Family Advocate for the Preemptive Love Coalition in Iraq (2008-2010) and a certified physio-therapist. Ruth hails from Ireland, though she's slowly losing her amazing accent amongst all the Americans. When not sharing her life with PLC's kids in Iraq, she served other constituent groups with her rehabilitative skills and compassion.|