SEE Previous blog "Adokorach's Heart"
After many hours by bus, Adokorach, her husband and Dr. Papy finally arrived at Tenwek hospital in Kenya. The hope was that we would be able to fix her valve with the balloon procedure that was described in an earlier blog. Unfortunately we found that she still had bloot clot in her left atrium making the procedure too dangerous to perform. In stead she was scheduled for valve replacement. Tenwek is one of the very few places where this open heart surgery is available. At least to people without a lot of money. She was very frightened to have the surgery. Afer explaining exactly what would happen and praying with her about it, she realized that It was her best hope.
.She did well with the surgery and is now on her way back to DR Congo. We are so thankful for the dedicated doctors and nurses who lovingly cared for her.