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Motherlode | Camp After a Transplant: Harder on Mother Than Daughter – New York Times (blog)

JUNE 11, 2015 5:22 PM

Credit Illustration by Abigail Gray Swartz

Yet again, I debriefed Paula, the head nurse who stood before me with a ream of medical records.

“Please, give her Prograf at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. every day to help prevent rejection,” I said.

My heart raced; I was worried about my 12-year-old daughter Daisy. She was born with gastroschisis, a birth defect of the abdominal wall in which her intestines were outside her body. Nine years had passed since we moved from New York to Omaha, where a small bowel, liver and pancreas transplant when she was 3 saved her life.

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