Imperforate Anus Q&A

I don’t talk a lot about Dorian’s birth defect here, but for those of you who don’t know, he was born with an imperforate anus and required multiple surgeries as a baby. He had a colostomy for the first year of his life and had to have reconstructive surgery on his anus and later a colostomy reversal. It was a very stressful time for the whole family and while he is generally a very healthy kid, he does still have complications from time to time. You can read more about IA and our journey here.

Last week, I was contacted by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital about a Q&A they are holding with two of their leading doctors in the area of anorectal malformations. This is an incredible opportunity for parents of IA kids to learn more about the every day challenges that are faced when you are dealing with the issues IA causes, but even better, parents will have a chance to ask their own questions!

This hospital is THE hospital if your child has a bowel problem. They’ve done a lot of research and have programs set up to help kids with intestinal problems and malformations learn to live a normal life. While we were never fortunate enough to take part in any of these programs, I follow their research and am excited for this chance to talk to their doctors.

If you or anyone you know is dealing with IA or another anorectal malformation, you can sign up for the talk here. It’s completely free.

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