A grateful Doncaster couple have told how doctors saved their boy after he was born with part of his stomach missing.
David and Emma Dibb’s son George was born with a rare condition called Duodenal Atresia – in which the first part of the small bowel has not developed properly. It means they cannot eat or drink.
David, of Scawthorpe, said: “As soon as George was born he was to be taken away immediately and placed in intensive care. Within 48 hours he was to have a life-saving operation to bridge the gap in his organs allowing him to eat and drink.
“To add to the complications during child birth my wife had to have an emergency caesarean as both mother and baby’s condition become critical.”
He and pals from his work at Mawdsley, in Doncaster, have just raised £559 for the Sick Children’s Trust’s Treetop House at Sheffield Children’s hospital, where David and Emma stayed while George was ill. They ran raffles and events.