Yuhang Wang is a 7 year old boy born in Shaanxi Province who was burned at the age of 3 from a fireworks factory explosion in 2011. He first came to the US for surgeries in 2014 and was here with a host family in Ohio for almost a year. His parents were both burned in the explosion as well.
He returned home in February 2015 and was home for a year with his family in China.
He recently returned to the US for additional surgeries (February 15, 2016). Below are 8 photos from his trip and arrival.
He recently had surgery on March 18th to release scar tissue to correct a bowel problem. He had a large back graft taken, so for his recovery he had to lay flat on his stomach with a lot of pain medications. They expected the recovery time in the hospital to be about a week. Attached is a photo of therapy dogs visiting him while in the hospital.
As of March 29, he is still in Shriner’s where they are watching some areas for possible infection. They are anticipating another week of recovery in the hospital. He is happy and playful but ready to be discharged.
Update: March 31, 2016
He was allowed to sit up today for 15 minutes. He is progressing well and his body is starting to perform healthy bodily functions.. They say he can probably go home on Monday.
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