Medical achievement in the NICU
While checking on her baby, the mother discovered a congenital flaw that appeared in the 4D scan. She decided to have birth in Agial hospital as she trusts the hospital’s NICU and their ability to handle hard cases like her child’s, which was a real medical challenge.
Indeed, it was a successful normal birth done by Dr Sherif Omar Ob/Gyn specialist at Agial. The baby was born in week 35 and weighed 2.3 kg with a huge congenital flaw which was complete intestinal protrusion from the abdominal cavity. The NICU received the baby immediately after birth and Dr Saber Waheeb-pediatric surgery consultant- was contacted for an emergency surgery for this baby. Meanwhile, our staff of nurses, supervised by Mrs. Intessar Mohamed Ali, managed to stabilize the baby and perfectly maintain the intestine’s temperature outside the body to prevent the occurrence of gangrene.
Dr Saber Waheeb has done a real surgical achievement with his success in returning the intestines completely in the abdomen, and by this the baby has successfully passed the first step in curing. Dr Bahaa Hammad –Agial’s NICU consultant- managed the second step in the baby’s curing by immediately setting a plan for the baby’s body functions to work properly. The baby’s nutrition was through liquids and IV infusions, and after 72 hrs the baby started receiving small amounts of milk to make sure that the intestines are functioning properly and the surgery was a complete success. The baby showed gradual improvement and after 18 days from being in the NICU, the mother breastfed the baby successfully which proved the success of the operation.
After two days from breast feeding, no complications appeared (vomiting, bowl or stomach issues, etc) which was confirmed by the checkup done by our staff of surgeons and pediatrics, so the baby was allowed to check out the hospital. This case proved that we are pioneers in the medical field and capable of dealing with the hardest cases.
Special thanks to the NICU staff of doctors Dr. Hossam Noseir, Dr. Karim Salem, Dr Ahmed Metawe’, Dr Mohamed Magdy and Dr Mohamed Amin.