OMAHA, NEBRASKA -- Multiple organ transplant patient A.J. Nye is up and walking around an Omaha hospital after surgery that could soon free him from the tubes and pumps that have been a part of his life for years. Last January, surgeons replaced Nye's liver and intestine for the second time in his short life. After several weeks of recovery, he was released to come home in April.
According to his mother, last week's surgery connected the donated intestines that were transplanted into him with his own, and removed scar tissue. So far, indictations are that it was a success. In an e-mailed update dated 7/7/05, his mother Allison Irons wrote:
The day after surgery, things were going well. Here's Allison's update from 7/8/05:
Now a week later, A.J. is up and walking around. He and mom Allison are itching to get out of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for a change of scenery. Here's Allison's update from Thursday, July 14:
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