December 9, 2010 by Cody · Comments Off
One of the many unique characteristics about the surgical team from the International Children’s Heart Foundation, is how they view children.
They view them as being incredibly strong; more strong and capable than everybody seems to give them credit for.
Most times, they extubate immediately because they believe their heart and lungs will rise to the challenge.
Each time, the child is walking around the room within what seems to be just a few hours after the operation.
They do these things each time because they believe these children can handle it. They seem to draw out the strength and courage from each child.
Fatima is another glorious example of this. Today she did laps around us in the ICU, showing us more confidence with each step.
This is only a warmup for her return to her village. After all, it will be the first time they’ve seen her run!
March 8, 2010 by Jeremy · Comments Off
It’s amazing what a few days of nitric oxide – named the Molecule of the Year in 1992 – can do to change the life of a child. Truly GOD has an amazing world! For just $2,000 this gas treatment has taken the rising pulmonary (lung) pressure in Deelan’s body and, by expanding the blood vessels inside, has brought it down drastically, saving his life and allow his repaired heart to actually make a difference in his long-term well-being.
Little Deelan’s time in ICU is almost over. We hope to discharge him to his private room here at Anadolu Medical Center later today… and possibly send him home to Iraq later this week.
Molecule of the Year (1992), Nitric Oxide
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March 7, 2010 by Jeremy · Comments Off
Sara breezed through ICU in just 24 hours! She’s now back up in her room resting, spending time with her extended family who migrated away from their tumultuous city of Kirkuk years ago currently live in Istanbul.
She wasn’t really feeling like any more photos… I imagine I would not have been either! So we left her alone and let her rest after snapping this shot!