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Abu Dhabi doctors save Emirati girl born with almost no intestines

Wednesday, August 26, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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Meera, 1, was born with short bowel syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that meant her intestines were underdeveloped

 

When Mariam Al Marzooqi’s three-year-old daughter died in 2008, she thanked God that her child was finally at peace.

“As harsh as that sounds, I was happy for her. She suffered from the day she was born,” Ms Al Marzooqi, 43, said.

Aysha, her first child, was born with short bowel syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that meant her intestines were underdeveloped.

Eating was impossible and Aysha’s body could not absorb nutrients properly, leaving her at constant risk of dehydration and malnutrition. She would be fed through tubes and given supplements to keep her alive.

 

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