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Bringing Home Baby

Tuesday, August 18, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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Bringing Home Baby

By Dan Moran

Chicago Tribune

 

CHICAGO -- Jenny Vergara’s daughter was born prematurely the week before Christmas. It would be nearly Memorial Day before the child could go home.

Unable to swallow properly, Vergara’s daughter, Daenerys, underwent surgery known as fundoplication, which involves the installation of a feeding tube directly into the stomach. The Gurnee mom’s challenge was to learn how to care for the tube not only to deliver nutrition every four hours but also to avoid infections along the way.

“At first I didn’t want it, because it’s a lot of work, and you don’t want surgery on your baby,” Vergara said recently. “But if that’s what it takes to bring them home, you do it.”

 

 

Click here to read the full article in The Telegraph 8/17/15

 


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