"Your son is very ill. We suspect he has a malrotation of the intestines. He will need immediate surgery"
"The surgery went very well. We preformed the Ladds procedure, along with placing a shunt to bypass the duodenum. He is doing very well and is off the ventilator. During the operation we discovered many anomalies regarding the position and function of many of his internal organs. Based on his multiple heart and intestinal defects, the presence of multiple spleens and the other abnormalities, we have determined he has a rare condition called heterotaxy. His syndrome is classed as Left Isomerism with Polysplenia. "
"Well, , Anderson took a good fall, but everything looks fine. No broken bones. His fingers will be sore and blue for a few days. "
Neo-natal specialist for further tests".
"Your little girl made it through surgery with flying colours. She is now resting comfortably in recovery. The tumor was very large, over 7 cm. It was attached to her left ovary and had placed so much strain on the fallopian tube, that it tore it off. We removed tube, ovary and tumor. The tumor came back negative and non-cancerous. "
This weekend is the 25th Telethon for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.