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Sunday, May 31, 2009

KNOW SOMEONE WITH IMPERFORATED ANUS?


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It's been almost 4 months since my last post so allow me to give you an update... I already gave birth to a very pretty baby girl and we call her "Meimei" which mean little sister in Chinese. Everything is well except that she has imperforated anus. As wikipedia puts it:

"An imperforate anus or anal atresia is a birth defect in which the rectum is malformed. Its cause is unknown."

Right now Meimei has colostomy - considered as the first operation. The second operation that will take place sometime in October will be for the "making" of the rectum and the third operation will be the closure of the colostomy after about another 4-6 months. For the duration of about 1 year and 6 months, we (EJ, Meimei and I) will stay here in the Philippines while my husband stays in China (but he'll be coming here from time to time).

I never knew that such a birth defect existed until this happened to me... how about you?
Do you know someone - a relative or a friend - whose daughter or son had / has imperforated anus. Do share their story...

A. Yes, and here's their story...
B. No, it's the first time I heard about it
C. Others (pls. specify)

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A. Yes, and here's their story...

B. No, it's the first time I heard about it

C. Others (pls. specify)










15 comments:

cw2smom said...

Your new daughter is beautiful!! Congratulations! I personally know people with a colostomy. but not as a result of a birth defect. It sounds like you all are well on the way to a fully healthy daughter with the treatment plan you've got! May the future bring you everything you want in life as a family! Health and happiness! Lisa

Pinay Mommy said...

B. No, it's the first time I heard about it.

Para akong estyudante nito. Hehehe... Now ko lang na know such case. Anyway, I am hoping all things will be OK for you and your baby. Praying that her operation will be successful.

I was also glad to meet you last Saturday. Looking forward for more blogger's meet-ups with you guys.

Brenda Susan said...

Oh I'm so sorry for the pain this all must be causing you & your family! I'll be praying for you as she needs to go through the surgeries. Blessings on you!

Gladita said...

A. I know of such a case but not to a person. It happened to our piglet and it broke my heart. I feel sad for your little girl that she has to go through several operations at such a tender age. I pray that everything will be ok and she'll grow up to be a beautiful and healthy girl.

Claudia's thoughts said...

What a beautiful daughter. I did hear of imperforated anus before, when I did my pediatric rotation in Nursing School. Usually it is found when someone goes to take the babies temperature.

I am willing to bet you were so happy you had that baby in your native country. It sounds like a good surgical plan and things will work out well.

I will keep you all in my prayers.

meili_lo said...

THANK YOU all so much...
and yes I'm glad we're here in Bacolod, my hometown. family and friends are here and they've been very supportive.

marriage markers said...

i have heard of it before but not to family. this is the first time. it was so surreal for me. it is different when you just read about it and from when it is happening to someone so close.

SSQuo said...

MeiMei is precious :) so beautiful.

I am happy that you are back, and I am sure being away from hubby must be hard. Sorry to hear about baby girls condition, I know it must be hard to see her go through these procedures at such a young age, but think of this way, once all this is done, she will be perfect and she wont even rememeber this a couple of years hence.

Stay well :) and welcome back.

swmpgrly said...

she is beautiful.
thankfully that is something medicine can take care of.
I wish your daughter a fast recovery.

praning5254 said...

Yes, I already heard a lot of cases like that because in my profession, a Radiologic Technologist, adults, children and even new borns ae brought to our department, the radiology/x-ray deparment for the x-ray of their abdomen to make sure hat the colostomy is still in place.

I wish your daughter will be well very soon.

Anonymous said...

My name is alicia and my daughter Alyssa is 8 months old and she was born with a low imperforate anus. At 1 week old they performed her first surgery for a colostomy bag. At 5 months old they performed her second surgery PAS. To align her anus up correctly. Since that surgery we have been dilating her anus so it forms correctly and stregthens the muscles around the anus. I find out Aug. 5th if they are going to schedule her appt for her surgery to remove the colostomy bag. Even when the colostomy bag is gone we still have years of bowel theropy.
My email address is alicialoyd25@yahoo.com. Keep me informed on your journey with your precious baby!

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is dee. I never realized so much people knew about this condition. It's not soo rare after all. My son Ryder was born with an imperforate anus. I did not know about this condition until after he was born. It was very hard changing is bag. But it got easier. At first I took it really hard. I would ask myself why did this happen to my baby. Doctors say its not anything u did. It's a birth defect. The cause is unknown. Ryder is now 16months old hes had 3 surguries. his last one was when he was 7 months. that was to close his colostomy. He is very strong the strongest little person i met. hes doing good hes now walking and he keeps me very busy. take care and i'll pray for u and your lil one. shes gonna do good.

angel_21simon@yahoo.com.ph said...

A. Yes, DEFINITELY, here’s my story

Hi! I am Angelica. baby Noah’s mom. I was not expecting a child with an imperforate anus. I don’t even know about it. But when I gave birth, the doctor told me that my baby has imperforate anus. I really can’t believe it. It was so difficult to handle at first, so I had a lot of questions such as why me? I am a born again christian, I took complete vitamins and prenatal checked ups but why me? I even offered my baby to God, because I don’t want to see my baby in pain. But I was wrong when I questioned Him. I know He has a purpose because in everything there’s a purpose, we just have to trust our Creator. My baby is now 7 months old and he is scheduled for a psarp on oct. 23, 2009 at pgh. So please I ask for your help to pray for my baby’s successful operation and pray also for financial blessings to finance my baby’s medical expenses. For more details e-mail me at angel_21simon@yahoo.com.ph Thank you nad Godbless.

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