Brisa del Mar

Brisa del Mar after her heart surgery.

Wesley is a 15 months-old little boy with only 6.5 kg, who was followed for a congenital cardiac defect consisting of a large ventricular septal defect or VSD (a large communication between the left and the right ventricle). He successfully underwent an open heart surgery that allowed the closure of the VSD. His postoperative course was uneventful and he was discharged home a few days later.

48 hours after the surgery Brisa, her mother and nurse Annie Spiekel from the Denver mission, having fun at the swings outside the new Cardiology Center at the Hospital La Mascota in Nicaragua.
Brisa, 5 years old with her parents before the surgery to correct a subaortic membrane.