Thursday, November 25, 2004

Six-organ transplant a rare chance at life
By Stacey Singer
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 25, 2004
"For the smallest babies, it often signals the beginning of a slow and painful death, one marked by increasingly desperate surgeries to remove dead tissue from their bowels. Until a few years ago, Natalia's story would have ended after her fifth surgery, when there was no more bowel left to remove, when her liver finally gave way...." [This is an interesting story - an infant's fight with pre-maturity and necrotizing enterocolitis. She received a multi-organ transplant and is being nourished by her mother's milk. The article includes a quote from the transplant surgeon who says human milk is the best option after transplant. - JC]

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