Gastroschisis: Oliver’s Story

At 18 weeks pregnant, I found out that my little baby was a little baby boy. That day, I also found out he had gastroschisis.

Gastroschisis is a birth defect where a hole in the abdominal wall doesn’t close properly, leading to the intestines and sometimes other organs being outside of the body.

Oliver was born on 1/6/17 at 4lb 10oz with all of his small intestine on the outside of his little body. He was immediately transferred to Nationwide and had a silo bag placed over his intestines so doctors could slowly push his intestines back inside his tummy.

After this process was completed, Oliver had his first surgery at just 13 days old. After a little while, he got to eat by mouth the first time.
After 26 days spent in the NICU, Oliver came home. He is now almost five weeks old and thriving.

I will never forget his time spent at Nationwide, and I will never be able to truly put into words how thankful I am for the nurses, doctors, and surgeons for how well they took care of my son.

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  • Name: Oliver T.Oliver Turner
  • Condition(s): Gastrochisis
  • Age at Treatment: 0 days
  • Age Today: 01/06/20173 Years

At 18 weeks pregnant, I found out that my little baby was a little baby boy. That day, I also found out he had gastroschisis.

Gastroschisis is a birth defect where a hole in the abdominal wall doesn’t close properly, leading to the intestines and sometimes other organs being outside of the body.

Oliver was born on 1/6/17 at 4lb 10oz with all of his small intestine on the outside of his little body. He was immediately transferred to Nationwide and had a silo bag placed over his intestines so doctors could slowly push his intestines back inside his tummy.

After this process was completed, Oliver had his first surgery at just 13 days old. After a little while, he got to eat by mouth the first time.
After 26 days spent in the NICU, Oliver came home. He is now almost five weeks old and thriving.

I will never forget his time spent at Nationwide, and I will never be able to truly put into words how thankful I am for the nurses, doctors, and surgeons for how well they took care of my son.

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