What a frightening diagnosis.
What a beautiful face!
Khloie's medical diagnoses include HIE ~ hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy ~ (reduced cerebral blood flow or perinatal asphyxia), so we’ll be on the fast track once Khloie comes home. She will need to see a team of specialists regarding her brain, heart and vision.
From my limited understanding, basically her brain was starved of oxygen and blood in utero.
The morbidity and mortality rate is high for infants with HIE, but 10% are healthy with very little central nervous system deficit.
One possible complication is pupil/eye involvement, and it appears Khloie has strabismus.
Another possible complication is heart involvement. Khloie is diagnosed with CHD (presumably congenital heart defect) and ASD ~ atrial septal defect.
ASD is a birth defect of the heart in which there is a hole in the wall (septum) that divides the upper chambers of the heart (atria). There may be reduced myocardial contractility, severe hypotension, passive cardiac dilatation, and tricuspid regurgitation.
It appears Khloie has a shunt and her heart is functioning normally.
So much uncertainty.
Yet so very sure!
We fell in love with Baby Girl the moment we saw her picture.
We ordered further tests.
We received documentation.
But we had already decided…
It didn’t matter what the tests showed.
She is our daughter.
We are not educated on medical needs of the heart or brain.
But we know the experts, and our daughter will receive the very best care.
We don’t have the funds required to bring her home.
But we know the Provider, and He owns the cattle on a thousand hills!
Will you please join us in prayer?
We are praying that China will grant our LOA quickly so Khloie can get the medical care she needs.
And we are thanking the Lord in advance that He will supply ALL the funds necessary to get her home quickly!
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.