The son of a mother named Sue was born without an anal opening so he often complained of pain in the buttocks area. Even Theo everywhere carries a colostomy bag to make it easier to pass urine, this condition is because Theo has ano-rectal malformatiom.
The condition of rectal malformation like that experienced by Theo is a rare condition in which a baby is born without an intestinal hole so that the waste in the body cannot be removed. The mother said that her child’s growth and development was anxious, especially during pregnancy that he did not experience any abnormal conditions. Even when scanning did not find any symptoms as long as Theo was still in the womb, ”said his mother, quoted from the Mirror.
Theo was found having problems after he was born into the world. Even though the baby was born normally, namely 3.7 kg, until one day, baby Theo was waiting for him not to have a bowel movement. So he was finally taken to the treatment room due to the accumulation of dirt in his stomach.
The team of doctors from Sheffield Children’s Hospital finally launched an action to treat Theo’s health, carried out an emergency operation to overcome it. In fact, to make it easier for Theo, medical experts installed a colostumi bag to make it easier to pass urine.
The swiftly made decision saved Theo until the age of four months of surgery using a new breakthrough. The operation performed on Theo made an anal canal so he could urinate normally. It is true that at the age of four months Theo can defecate like a child his age without using a colostomy bag, the expression of his mother’s happiness “At the age of four months, the first time for Theo to defecate without assistive devices is the same as for children his age.”
Even so, Sue’s arrival did not last long, Sue and her husband Rob felt anxious again when Theo complained that his buttocks were painful when he was going to defecate or urinate. Even experiencing the discomfort of activities “Theo is less comfortable for example when he is at the dining table he looks uncomfortable, he often feels uncomfortable because his butt is sore.” Said the mother, Sue.
Until finally Theo was brought back to the hospital. Finally the doctor decided to put in a colostomy bag that can help Theo’s bowel movements. With the placement of a colostomy can reduce the pain he often experiences. Even so, his parents had no other choice to decide on Theo.
The last operation was carried out in December 2014, Theo underwent the last operation using a colostummy bag. The way this is done can have a positive impact on Theo.
Theo feels more comfortable with the operation and has started to adapt to his condition. “After several days of surgery, Theo’s stomach became more comfortable. Now I have learned to adapt to using a colostomy bag, even showing it off to anyone who sees the condition, ”said Sue.
The most important thing is now that Theo is able to defecate normally, however, it must be supervised by a team of doctors to function properly. In fact, it is possible to make repairs again after adulthood.