A 19-year-old New Yorker is preparing to tuck into his first ever Thanksgiving meal thanks to an intestinal transplant to repair a rare defect that meant her couldn’t eat solid food. Michael Dotto, of Syracuse, was diagnosed with the condition as a baby, when he vomited after his first feeding, according to the New York Daily News. For years, he had an ostomy bag, and spent eight hours a night being ‘fed’ by a machine that pumped nutrients into his body. In March, his condition got so bad he was listed for a transplant, and on June 18, he was whisked straight Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for a bowel transplant. He celebrated with a slice of pizza in his ward days after the operation, but the real celebration comes today, when he finally gets to taste his mom’s turkey. Michael Dotto, 19, of Syracuse, has been enjoying chicken and carbs since his transplant, which allowed him to eat solid food for the first time Ever since he was a baby, Dotto has been forced through grueling procedures to get him his nutrients, since his digestive tract was essentially a dead-end Four days after his surgery, he had pizza with… Read full this story
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