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.