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Five-Organ Transplant Child Has New Surgery

November 08, 1987|Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Three-year-old Tabatha Foster, the nation's longest survivor of a five-organ transplant, responded to her parents and nurses Saturday after more surgery to repair pinpoint openings that had not healed at her intestinal suture line.

Doctors operated Friday night after Tabatha complained of discomfort, a Children's Hospital spokesman said. The Madisonville, Ky., girl last weekend got a new liver, pancreas, small intestine and parts of a stomach and colon. She was in critical but stable condition.

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