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12/20/2007 04:17 AM ID: 67249 Permalink   

Pool Drain Victim Gets New Organs

 

Abigail Taylor, who lost part of her small intestine when it was sucked out by a pool drain, has received a new small intestine, liver, and pancreas from an unknown donor in a life saving triple transplant.

Abigail's 5-hour surgery took place at the Nebraska Medical Center, which handled 14 of last year's 96 similar surgeries in the U.S. Abigail will likely stay in the hospital 45 to 90 days and must stay close another 6 months in case of complications.

The triple transplant surgery is typically performed on children less than 6 years old. The Nebraska Medical Center's longest surviving patient of the surgery is 17 years old. If the surgery is a success, Abigail would have a functioning GI tract.

 
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  Original Reporting  
 
Her accident was originally reported here: http://www.shortnews.com/...
 
  by: nicohlis     12/20/2007 04:20 AM     
  Thank Goodness  
 
for doners!
 
  by: captainJane     12/20/2007 07:37 AM     
  If Anyone Sees A Follow Up Later  
 
On this story please post it.


P.S.
Make it positive.
 
  by: ichi     12/20/2007 08:58 AM     
  Hope for Recovery  
 
Oh, this has got to have been a horrific ordeal for anyone to ever experience. I hope theres a full recovery. Does the news mention if this person has insurance coverage/benefits?
 
  by: NewsRico   12/21/2007 06:14 AM     
  Poorly Worded, IMO  
 
"Abigail's 5-hour surgery took place at the Nebraska Medical Center, which handled 14 of last year's 96 similar surgeries in the U.S."

96 people in the U.S. had their intestines sucked out by a pool drain? I know... they're just referring to the transplant surgery itself. But, taken in context of the story, it kinda sounded like it.
 
  by: atreyu95   12/28/2007 02:23 AM     
 
 
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