A 2-year-old boy underwent a complex liver transplant surgery successfully at a city hospital.

Mumbai: After the birth of a son at the home of Yogesh and Supriya, residents of Vikhroli, their happiness was short-lived. Their baby Nibish was born with a rare liver disease called PFIC-2, ie ‘progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis’. As a result, he developed jaundice soon after birth. And when he turned two, his parents were […]
 


A 2-year-old boy underwent a complex liver transplant surgery successfully at a city hospital.

Mumbai: After the birth of a son at the home of Yogesh and Supriya, residents of Vikhroli, their happiness was short-lived. Their baby Nibish was born with a rare liver disease called PFIC-2, ie ‘progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis’.

As a result, he developed jaundice soon after birth. And when he turned two, his parents were told that the only way to save the child was a liver transplant. Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital’s Head of Hepatology Department, Dr. Who revived Nibish’s liver after successful surgery. Ira Shah said that PFIC-2 is a rare disease. Only one in 50,000 to 10,000 children worldwide is affected by the disease. In this the baby gets severe jaundice and within a few years his liver stops working. In such a situation, liver transplant is the only way left to revive the child.

He further said that within a year of his birth, Nibhish was hospitalized four times in critical condition and each time he had to be kept in the ICU. When he turned two, we casually told his parents that liver transplant was the only option to save the child. So his mother gave him a part of her liver, but she was diagnosed with uncontrolled diabetes and did not have to give her liver. The child’s father was later found to be overweight when he was asked to donate a part of his liver. After two months of strict dieting and exercise, he finally lost the weight. Then on October 16, Nibish underwent living donor liver transplant surgery. The surgery for the child’s father lasted for seven hours and Nibhish’s for eight hours, he said.

However, after the surgery, he was kept in ICU for 28 days due to lung problem. Meanwhile the child was given chest physiotherapy four to five times a day. But now Nibhish’s condition is stable. He can eat on his own and can talk to his parents as well. His liver is also working properly.

A 2-year-old boy underwent a complex liver transplant surgery successfully at a city hospital.