Saturday, October 6, 2007

Two hearts in two days for Hui Yi

After successfully finish the first operation, Hui Yi body was rejecting the new hearts. According to the doctor, it might cause by Hui Yi ’s multiple blood transfusions over the past year, she could have developed antibodies that rejected the first heart. The team led by IJN chief cardiothoracic surgeon Datuk Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub have to do the operation again and looking the possibility to put Hui Yi’s mechanical heart. However, God is great, around 3am Dr Ezani get a call from Johor that there is a new heart donor. After confirm the blood type, the second heart for Hui Yi shipped to (Institut Jantung Negara) IJN. The operation goes well and the second transplant surgery took place yesterday at 1.30am. It lasted 61/2 hours, finally ending at 8am. The first transplant operation on Wednesday lasted 101/2 hours. Dr Ezani report that Hui Yi’s heart is functioning very well, with lesser support than the previous surgery.

“It’s a miracle. Two hearts in two days after waiting for almost 10 months. It’s unbelievable. God is great.”

The second donor also an accident victim and he donated his lungs, liver and kidneys. “The doctors would like to thank both families for the selfless acts,” said Dr Azhari. They were also grateful to the RMAF and police for their help in transporting the organs.

The heart transplant was successfully and it show the world that Malaysia is advance in the medical sector, congratulations. :)


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