Little Widline had her surgery a bit over a week ago and I received a wonderful update and these photos from her host mom. The surgery was a success thanks to the wonderful medical folks you see below. She had a pull-thru surgery done to correct her imperforate anus and did not need a temporary colostomy! They did, however, identify a number of other potential problems during the testing and procedure that will now need to be followed. Kate (host mom) says that she has two appointments arranged for further diagnostics, so we are asking that you all keep Widline, her host family and her Haitian family in your prayers for the next few months. Hopefully, the great medical folks at Columbus Children's Hospital will be able to figure out how best to help Widline so that she can return to her family in the best health possible.
From what Kate said, this little one is just a smiley girl and even after surgery bounced back to her happy self pretty quickly. She is so cute and is gaining weight and growing well. Thanks to all who are supporting her and her host family during this time!