News West 9 | Kylee Merchak
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Maldonado family is waiting for a liver transplant to save their 8-month-old son's life.
Damian Maldonado was born with Biliary Atresia, a rare liver disease where bile can't flow through the body so it becomes trapped and damages the liver. It affects 1 in about 18,000 babies.
Doctors performed the Kasai procedure in August hoping the procedure would stick and Damian would not need a transplant. Except, the procedure was unsuccessful.
In October 2015 the family was referred to the Children's Hospital Colorado where they learned Damian would be needing a liver transplant.
He has been on a waiting list since December and doctors believe he should receive the transplant within the next four to six weeks. Continue readingKWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |