Baby Tian You Updates

Tian You is an orphan baby from China that was born with a severe congenital deformity called Bladder Exstrophy and Imperforate Anus. He was also born with one kidney. He is cared for by Blue Sky Healing Home, a medical foster home for orphans in Beijing, and has had multiple surgeries in Singapore to repair his deformity. Tian You is in need of more surgery. For more information, please email :

Sunday, August 19, 2007

All good with TianYou....

He's been recovering well, and passing all post-op tests with flying colours. One of the catheters that he had installed has been removed and soon he will start intermittent catherisation.
We are still waiting to get some photos from QinQin, but she has little access to a computer... Soon, we hope !
We are still trying to find out which agency Tian You's adoption paperwork is listed with. He is available for adoption as a special needs child, and we have very high hopes that a family will fall in love with him, and consider adoption, despite his medical condition.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Doing VERY well out of the hospital !

QinQin called this morning to China reporting that Tian You (aka You-You) has been doing VERY well. He is WALKING and suddenly has developed an appetite ! He was always a picky eater, but QinQin was very pleased to say that he is eating lots and is very happy. Walking so soon after the surgery seems pretty amazing... She is keeping a eye on his movements and making sure he doesn't go overboard with being active...
Today he meets with orthopedic surgeons to evaluate his pelvic area.
Pics coming soon !

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Looking tired, but still managing to smile

Our brave boy is doing well in recovery. He has been healing nicely, and is almost ready to be released from the hospital, into The Children's House - a housing facility near the hospital.
Tian You will still need further surgery at some point on his pelvic area - an osteotomy - but no earlier than 4 months from now. We are looking into the options for this surgery and will keep everyone posted.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Recovering well....

Tian You is doing great. He is much happier today now that he can have milk! The wounds look good and the urinary output is good-there is much less blood today in the urine-so things look really good. The worst is now over, and his recovery should be smooth.
Pictures coming soon !

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Successful so far !

Well, it seems that everything has gone well, and Tian You is in the recovery room with QinQin by his side. He started surgery at 9am and it lasted at least 8 or 9 hours. The next few days are still critical, but he is in very good hands.

The surgeon successfully fixed his kidney. Basically, the tube that was draining the kidney into the bag was not implanted correctly, so it caused his urine to back up into his kidney, which would cause infections, which would then threaten his only kidney. He was already at a dangerous stage of reflux. That issue is now resolved with the surgeon re-doing (done already at previous failed surgeries) the ureter implant. This was the most difficult part of his surgery and Dr Gearhart is the foremost expert to handle this. Tian You’s long-term prognosis is now very good.

Also, the doctor gave him a full scrotum/penile reconstruction and said that it will be "nice looking" and functional, and with modern science he might even be able to have children. They also tested his nerve reflex on the back end, and there is a possibility that they one day can create an anus and get rid of the colostomy bag for that function.

So fingers crossed... Everything has been smooth so far.