Surgery for Hirschsprung's Disease at four days old, I'm so grateful that I have my beautiful almost eight-year-old son

10/11/2007
Caryn
Elk River, MN

My second child, Noah, was rushed to Children's at only two days old. The doctors discovered that he had a fairly rare condition called Hirschsprung's Disease. The only option was to operate and remove 1/3 of his colon.

Noah was only four days old when he had his surgery.

The staff at Children's was so good to us. They answered all our questions and told us exactly what they were doing and what was going to happen next every step of the way. I'm so grateful that I have my beautiful almost eight-year-old son, thanks to Children's.

I tell all of my friends that I would never wish for any child to have to be in the hospital, but if yours ever needs it, Children's is the place to be!