Child Of The Month
By Nicole Sergent, Clinic Director
Maria Margarita M.G.
Maria is a ten year old child who lives with her family in Chapala. Her mother first came to us in 2012 when Maria had been diagnosed with a heart murmur.
The doctor had told her that the child would eventually need open heart surgery but that she was fine at that moment.
Through 2012 and 2013 Ninos Incapacitados paid for transportation for visits to Hospital Civil in Guadalajara and also for some tests that had to be done.
In 2014 Maria was doing quite well and did not have many tests or appointments.
In August of this year, doctors advised that she would be ready for surgery in the next few months.
The open heart surgery took place on 5 October, at Hospital Civil. The surgery was a success, Maria was in Intensive Care for a period of 3 days, followed by a 9 days hospital stay.
She is returned to school around the third week of November. She is doing very well. She has a follow up appointment with her heart surgeon in January and one with her cardiologist in March. Following these it is expected that she will live a normal life.
We have reimbursed the family 15,000 pesos since 2012.
As Clinic Director for Ninos Incapacitados, I thank you for this opportunity to present Maria. Please note that our regular monthly meeting is on the second Thursday of every month at the hotel Real de Chapala in Ajijic at 10:00 am.
We have 3 clinics: Jocotepec, Ajijic and Chapala. Should you want to visit, do not hesitate to contact Barb Corol for Jocotepec (766-5452) or myself for Ajijic and Chapala (766-4375).
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