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A schoolgirl who has a rare liver disorder has been given the gift of life

A schoolgirl who has a uncommon liver dysfunction has been given the reward of life (Image: SWNS)

A schoolgirl who has a uncommon liver dysfunction has been given the reward of life – after having an organ transplant.

Teighan Whitfield, six, was identified with biliary atresia – a situation meaning certainly one of her bile ducts was slim, blocked or absent – when she was six weeks previous.

The teenager has been on the organ donation ready checklist since August final 12 months however beforehand had two operations cancelled.

However, she had surgical procedure to get the life-saving reward of a brand new liver in February and was ready to return to her house in Haydock, Merseyside, on Wednesday (March 13).

Mum Danielle Whitfield, 40, says she is “so proud” of the schoolgirl and is glad she now has a brand new lease of life.

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The youngster has been on the organ donation waiting list since August last year

The teenager has been on the organ donation ready checklist since August final 12 months (Image: SWNS)

She stated: “She’s done amazing, I’m just so proud of her.

“Since March we had seen her well being decline, she had decreased mobility and was visibly struggling.

“Though she’s always had this, it was only recently we really saw her looking poorly.

“Having to provide her over to docs to carry out an eight or nine-hour surgical procedure was so onerous however because of the organ donor and their household she is right here.”

Mum Danielle Whitfield, 40, says she is

Mum Danielle Whitfield, 40, says she is “so proud” of the schoolgirl (Image: SWNS)

When Teighan was born, she had jaundice – which causes a baby’s skin and the whites of their eyes to turn yellow.

The jaundice then went away but she was diagnosed again, which led to her being diagnosed with biliary atresia.

The youngster then underwent an operation called a Kasai operation – a type of surgery to remove the diseased bile ducts to the base of the liver.

Danielle says that despite a few hospital visits, Teighan has been doing well in the last six years but they always knew she would eventually need a liver transplant.

She said: “When she was born, she had jaundice.

“It went but then the jaundice returned so the doctors sent us to our local hospital for tests.

“We have been then referred straight to Leeds for extra hospital – the place it was confirmed she had biliary atresia.

“She underwent an urgent operation called the kasai operation three days later.

When Teighan was born, she had jaundice

When Teighan was born, she had jaundice (Image: SWNS)

“Since then and regardless of fixed monitoring and being extra vulnerable to infections which has led to a couple quick hospital visits, she’s been okay.

“We knew she’d eventually need a liver transplant.

“She had common monitoring in Leeds each six months however in March final 12 months, our regular clinic appointment led to them discovering three nodules on her liver.

“Specialists know that these nodules can often become cancerous and so they decided the best thing was for her to have a transplant.”

Danielle wants to thank Leeds Children's Hospital in West Yorks

Danielle desires to thank Leeds Children’s Hospital in West Yorks (Image: SWNS)

Danielle desires to thank Leeds Children’s Hospital in West Yorks,. and the donor’s household as a result of they’ve ‘saved her daughter.’

She additionally desires to induce others to contemplate organ donation as a result of with out this surgical procedure, she ‘would not have recognized’ what Teighan’s future would appear to be.

The mum-of-four stated: “The donor family is always on my mind.

“I do know you do not have lengthy to determine whether or not or to not donate so to know they misplaced their beloved one however a part of them has saved my daughter means all the pieces.

She also wants to urge others to consider organ donation

She additionally desires to induce others to contemplate organ donation (Image: SWNS)

“Without this surgery, we don’t know what the future would have looked like for Teighan.

“Now she’s recovering for the subsequent three months in isolation however she is right here and recovering and that is all due to organ donation.

“I’m just so proud of her, she’s been through so much, she’s a star.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1878143/girl-liver-disorder-transplant