Pediatric FGIMDs

 
Sophia Grace Dummer was born on May 20, 2011 at 7:00 AM, at 32 weeks gestation.  She was baby B in a set of triplets.  At 2 days old she was diagnosed with Ileal Atresia and had her first surgery.  We were then told that she acquired strictures and would need another surgery.  Her third surgery was preformed at 3 months and she has a stoma and a fistula.  And 10 days after that she needed a yet another surgery.  At this point we decided to transfer to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI.
 
Once there two additional...

I am Michele Wilson from Simi Valley, California and I am a single mom. My seven year old son, Jovaan started having gastroenterologist intestinal problems when he was 4 months old. We were living in Florida when my son was first born and I remember my son would cry often, especially after I nursed him and I was told by his pediatrician that he had colic.

After one of Jovaan's immunization is when I first noticed blood in my son's stool. I called his pediatrician immediately and he assured me that the blood in his stool was not caused from his immunization. However, my son...

 
My nephew, Gabriel, who is now 6 years old, was diagnosed with Hirschprung’s disease  when he was born. Only three days after he was born doctors had to perform an emergency descending colostomy because of the magnitude of his obstruction. Everything went wrong from there. We live in Colombia, South America, and doctors have proven to have little knowledge about this illness. My sister is a user of our public health system, which narrows the possibility to access quality and specialized health care for Gabriel.
 
The biopsy results from a sample...

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