May 7th, 2016 by Deborah Critoph-Hunt

In Dec 1976 I was born by emergency c.section at 38 weeks and had Rhesus isoimmunisation of the newborn, so needed a blood transfusion. It became apparent that I was still very ill, was transferred to Queen Elisabeth Childrens Hospital in Hackney where I was diagnosed with NEC and Peritonitis. The first operation was a laporatomy where they drained my abdomen due to a Perforation of the intestine- Ascending colon. I remained in hospital critically ill and two months later I had a Total Colectomy- With oleo rectal anastomosis. After another month in ICU/on Gibbs ward I was well enough to leave hospital – aged 3 months. I owe my life to the Surgeons/Doctors and nurses of the QECH. I live a full and healthy life. Id like to hear from anyone who had the same/similar surgery at around the same time (1976/77) / surgeons/or parents who would like to ask/know anything about life after this surgery. I have a great interest in Psychotherapy, in particular Attachment Theory. d7c-h@hotmail.com

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  1. Mona says:

    Dear Deborah,
    I was born in October 1976 and also had NEC after a blood transfusion because I had Rhesus iso-immunisation of the newborn. I am very interested in having contact with you since our stories are very similar. Hope to hear from you.
    Best regards from Norway!

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