...Word has spread that I will help provide care to children with deformities. Today, I went back to check on Manish, the two-year-old boy with a large growth on his nose. The doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi were still unable to determine the cause of the growth. They have given him 40 more days of medication, after which they will discuss surgical intervention if the growth does not dissipate.
While talking to Manish's family, a woman brought me her daughter, Chandni. Chandni was born without a right ear. However, it sounds like an MRI showed evidence of an ear canal and normal inner-ear structure. With a surgery to open her ear canal, she might regain proper hearing. The family is going to investigate surgical options next month. I offered to help in any way that I could and will investigate cosmetic options. Again, I'll keep you posted.
Next, a beautiful little girl named Chanchal came by to visit. She was born with a cleft lip but had it surgically repaired when she was younger. A story like that made her sweet smile even more precious.