PHUKET: A Phuket baby who survived surgery after being born with her intestines protruding from her abdomen was discharged from the hospital this weekend.
Ornpreeya “Ang-Sing” Saisrikosol was born earlier this month with a rare condition called gastroschisis, and immediately underwent emergency surgery (story here), explained Vachira Phuket Hospital Director Jessada Chungpaibulpatana.
Ang-Sing’s parents, at first devastated by their daughter’s condition, were delighted when they were told on Valentine’s Day that she could be taken home.
“What a Valentine’s Day message,” the 26-year-old father, Kriangkrai Saisrikosol, told the Phuket Gazette.
“No words can describe how happy we are. We feel much better now than we did when we first saw our daughter. We hope that she grows up without any more pain.”
Ang-Sing does not need any medical assistance to function normally, her father said.
On Saturday he took his new daughter home to the room he had prepared for her.
* The headline originally cited gastroschisis as a disease and not as congenital defect. The error is regretted.
— Chutharat Plerin
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