Boy, 3, with external organs outside his abdomen has successful operation
The father of a three-year-old boy born with organs outside his abdomen has said he “cannot express the joy” following a successful operation.Ethan Suglo, from Ghana, was flown to Oxford to be treated for exomphalos.
In 2015 doctors David and Jacquie Williams met Ethan in Ghana and helped raise £39,000 to fly him over for surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
Charles Suglo commended everyone at the hospital for a “marvellous job… [they were] fantastic”, he said.
Exomphalos can prove fatal and doctors in Ghana and Nigeria were unable to help, although it is regularly treated in the UK.
Paediatric surgeon Hugh Grant said helping Ethan had been “very fulfilling” and “very rewarding”.
Mr Suglo said: “I was amazed to see what has happened… each and every day we see much progress about his health.
“Ethan is happy, playing, chatting, eating, drinking, so life is back for him. It was a great relief. We cannot express the joy.