One of the abnormalities we have seen multiple times at the special needs orphanage Global Partners in Life supports are hernias.  From what I have observed in the children that have had hernias, they don’t let it bother them at all, so I am thankful for that.  I don’t know if there is a link to the child’s development, but sometimes the child has other problems more severe than their hernia.

image00One child that I remember well also had a hole in their heart, so that made the hernia problem rather insignificant to the medical team.  In fact, the surgeons didn’t repair the hernia when the hole in the heart was repaired.  The decision was made to wait until the child had recovered from the heart operation, rather than resolving both problems while the child was put to sleep for the heart problem.

The hernia pictured on the right is a larger one.  After their surgery, the recovery seems to go rather quickly for the children, which is wonderful, because we certainly want to see them active as soon as they feel up to it!

Global Partners in Life helps these children in China with their humanitarian, educational, and medical expenses, and we are thankful to be in a position to provide life changing medical attention for the children who are so desperately in need!