Lisandro Bitetti, one of the surgeons who participated in the complex operation for a fulminant hepatitis, clarified that the boy “has not yet passed the transplant”
May 13, 2022 · 11:21 a.m.
Pablo, the 8-year-old boy who underwent a liver transplant when he was affected by fulminant hepatitis, continues to show very good evolution in the Children’s Sanatorium where he is treated. The parameters are still in the expected conditions and the boy’s mechanical respiratory assistance system has already been removed.
Lisandro Bitetti, one of the surgeons who participated in the complex operation, said during a press conference on Friday: “The organ is working. The fact that Pablo has woken up and has come off the ventilator, even though he needs non-invasive ventilation, means that the liver is active. It is an organ that acts as a filter, without it Pablo would still be asleep, connected to the respirator, and we would not see these steps he is taking.
When asked if the boy was already aware of everything that had happened around his health, the doctor clarified that Pablo “is very small, he is still trying to see and understand the situation, he is still quite sleepy, he is not one hundred percent lucid. We don’t tell him anything because at this moment he won’t understand. We want to go little by little and for him to be comfortable. Little by little we will explain what each procedure we do means”.
“He hasn’t gotten over the transplant yet. But his evolution comes as we want it to be, “he remarked, and in that sense he referred to the fundamental theme in this whole story. “All this is possible thanks to organ donation. We have to take advantage of these moments of exposure to remind people that donation is essential. Without donation there is no transplant. It’s that simple,” Bitettil remarked.
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The surgeon reiterated that Pablo “will continue in intensive care for as long as he needs. Let’s go slow. He does not have mechanical respiratory assistance. He has non-invasive ventilatory assistance that helps him in what he is doing to oxygenate better”.