Little Three-Year-Old Boy Survives a Rare Five-Organ Transplant

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 18, 2013   |   5:50PM   |   Miami, FL

Little Adonis Ortiz was born with a medical problem: he was born with his intestines outside his abdominal wall. To correct the issue, doctors had to spend hours operating on Adonis in a surgery that eventually gave him five new organs.

“Four hours after he was born, he had his first surgery,” said his father Eximer Ortiz, in an interview with Fox News.

Here’s more on this tender story of giving this baby a new lease on life:

Adonis had “short gut syndrome,” which meant he did not have enough intestine to absorb nutrients. It means he has had to be fed intravenously all his life, and has never been able eat. Then, his liver started to fail.

So in October, doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami did a rare, multi-transplant surgery. Adonis got a new liver, pancreas, stomach, and small and large intestines. All the organs came from the same donor.



The surgery took six hours, and Adonis pulled through remarkably well.

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