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October 12, 2023

Aqeel’s Triumph Over Hirschsprung’s Disease

Little Aqeel’s remarkable journey began at just 5 months old when he underwent life-changing surgery performed by Dr. Syariz and his skilled medical team. Initially, Aqeel was in good health and was discharged after birth. However, he soon started experiencing vomiting and bowel issues, leading to a diagnosis of ileus, a condition causing discomfort and bloating due to reduced intestinal movement.

Unfortunately, Aqeel faced another setback two months later with a recurrence of his bowel problems, accompanied by fatigue and abdominal swelling. At first, Aqeel’s mother, Pn. Rosmatasa, believed it might be a common issue for formula-fed babies, as she had discovered in her research. The family took him to the nearest clinic before he was referred to the emergency department, where he was diagnosed with Hirschsprung disease. Subsequently, he needed regular rectal washouts to alleviate lower intestinal blockage and reduce abdominal swelling.

The family decided to transfer to Avisena Women’s & Children’s Specialist Hospital, where Dr. Syariz’s exceptional expertise had been praised. At the hospital, they were met by a compassionate healthcare team who clearly understood the gravity of Aqeel’s condition.

Dr. Syariz Izry, a Paediatrician Surgeon at Avisena Women’s & Children’s Specialist Hospital, embarked on a meticulous 6-hour surgical procedure to address this condition. The surgery involved identifying the portions of the intestine with nerves and carefully removing the sections that lacked them, ultimately reconnecting the nerve-rich intestine to the rectum. Laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique, was employed to remove the diseased portion of Aqeel’s intestine and reposition the healthy segment to the anus.

Thanks to Dr. Syariz and his highly skilled medical team, Aqeel underwent a complex surgery with precision and care, resulting in a miraculous transformation in his health. Their dedication extended beyond the operating room, as they provided emotional support and reassurance to Aqeel and his family, helping them navigate the challenges of post-surgery recovery.

Aqeel’s journey to recovery is marked by significant milestones, including the restoration of regular bowel movements, which has transformed him into a joyful and vibrant baby. Throughout this challenging process, Pn. Rosmatasa has embraced a wealth of knowledge about Hirschsprung disease. She has demonstrated remarkable resilience and determination as she navigates the complexities of her child’s condition, becoming a well-informed advocate for Aqeel’s health and well-being.

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