"Miracle": Baby survives liver transplant and Covid

“My heart was so happy. All I could do was cry and just say thank you, thank God for giving my child this opportunity. "

Lhe little Kasen was only two months old when doctors diagnosed him with biliary atresia. A rare disease that obstructs the bile ducts and will require him to have a liver transplant. But shortly before his transplant, the baby will contract Covid-19.

His mother, Mitayah Donerlson, testifies in the media how Kasen "always impresses doctors".

“It's a blessing! It is a miracle sent! "

On one page GoFundMe, she explains her son's medical situation:

“Biliary atresia is a condition in infants in which the bile ducts outside and inside the liver are scarred and blocked. The damage leads to scarring, loss of liver tissue and function, and cirrhosis. On March 17th, I had a surgery known as Kasai where they removed, created and restructured my bile ducts to flow from the liver into the intestine. Following the procedure, I stayed in the hospital for ten days for my recovery. "

But on April 2, Kasen's family learned that the operation had not worked. Kasen is due for a liver transplant. In the meantime, Kasen has to go to the hospital once a month. The pandemic context makes things even more complicated.

“When I hear 'admission,' I immediately think of my family. I think about the fact that I cannot be with them. I think about the fact that they can't be with me. "

Then, when Kasen was 10 months old, he started to have a fever. His mother takes him to the emergency room and the verdict falls quickly. Kasen tested positive for Covid-19.

“Immediately I cry because I didn't think he was going to get there. I didn't think he was going to win against COVID and pass this stage. I felt like I had let him down. As a parent, I felt like I hadn't protected him. I felt like I hadn't protected my house enough. "

Kasen, like the other members of his family affected by the coronavirus, will recover.

And it is with joy that Mitayah announced on January 1 on social networks another good news. Kasen has a matched donor.

“My heart was so happy. All I could do was cry and just say thank you, thank God for giving my child this opportunity. "

Mitayah affirms it, “this road is long but I have God on my side”.

And so on January 14, 11 days after his transplant, little Kasen celebrated his first birthday, invited by his mother to "continue to show the world that impossible things are possible".

MC

Article originally published in January 2021.

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