Some of you may remember the little girl who was recently found on a street in Ho Chi Minh City, in need of some love and care.
She has now been given the name Ly, and she is settling in beautifully.
The wounds that she arrived with are almost healed, she is gaining some weight and seems to be becoming more comfortable and relaxed every day.
Ly has been to the hospital where they took scans of her brain to determine the damage the hydrocephalus has caused. While the CT scans show there is a significant amount of damage, she is very active and responsive and could respond very well if provided with a range of therapies. Ly’s neurosurgeon is talking with international colleagues to see what can be done to help her. We are filled with hope for sweet little Ly, and keeping all our fingers and toes crossed that she will receive a shunt, a surgery which could dramatically improve her quality of life.
While we are really enjoying getting to know Ly and spending time doing things we know she enjoys like listening to music, reading stories, being massaged and especially being cuddled! - we can’t help but think of her parents, and imagine how much they must miss this gorgeous wee girl.
The happiness of welcoming Ly into the Little Feather family comes with the sadness of the loss Ly and her first family have suffered. We wish things could have been different for Ly and that we could have helped her and her family, however this was not the case. We will do everything we can to ensure that Ly feels loved and safe.