Soon after my last post regarding Dieumene, I received a call from Christina Porter, she is with Child Springs International which is an organization in Atlanta which brings Haitian children to the states for surgery. Turns out they did Dieumene’s original surgery when she was 8 years old! And they are willing to arrange for her followup surgery. If that is not a miracle, then I don’t know what is.
I forwarded the x-rays and other information to Child Springs. They have experience with obtaining the passport/visa and other paperwork and everything else required to arrange this type of operation.
The xrays were reviewed by Dr Carl Fackler, a scoliosis specialist who offers his services to Child Spring International. He determined that Dieumene does NOT need emergency surgery. They will keep in touch with Dr Beauvoir, the orthopedic doctor at St Vincent’s, to monitor Dieumene’s situation. And when I get to Haiti (in 2 days) I will give Dieumene a medical checkup to see what else might be causing her shortness of breath. Apparently it is not related to her spinal problem.
Many thanks to those of you who quickly offered your help for Dieumene. And please offer thanks to our amazing God who moved this process forward at warp speed, it seems.