Dāvis’ operation successful, treatment continues

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US doctors at Philadelphia’s Children’s Hospital have successfully completed the manipulation known as a lymphography on nine-year-old Dāvis from Latvia and acknowledged that this is the first patient of his kind in their experience, news agency LETA learned from Children’s Hospital Foundation leader Liene Dambiņa Monday.

Now he will continue a round of treatments for the next several weeks under doctors’ supervision. They have said they expect positive results.

The lead doctor pointed out that Dāvis is in the hands of the best professionals in the field, having spent eight hours in a very delicate procedure and planning to continue investigations into the possible causes of the condition as he gradually responds to the follow-up treatments.

Dāvis and his mother will remain in Philadelphia for another month as part of his stay at Children’s Hospital.

As reported, the $427,500 bill for Dāvis’ hospitalization in the US was raised by a public campaign and government grant to help the ailing boy get the essential medical care related to his rare lymph-drainage disorder.

He is the first patient from the EU or the European Economic Zone whose medical manipulations have wound up costing so much money.


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