Miracle in Mobile: Baby returns home to family after liver transplant

FOX 10 TV | Devan Coffaro
MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) -An update now to a story that captured the hearts of many of you almost two months ago. Now 9-month-old Peter Ganucheau is back in Mobile after a successful liver transplant in Atlanta.

The Ganucheau family was separated for months while baby Peter was in the hospital.

It’s not often you hear of a 7-month old getting a whole new organ. Peter recovered in the hospital for a month afterward. Now that he's home, his family is calling this transplant a miracle.

Like most babies, Peter loves playing and he's very curious, especially with our camera. With big blue eyes and a smile that melts you heart, it's hard to believe that this happy baby spent most of his life in a hospital. That's because peter had Biliary Atresia - a rare disease that affects 1 in every 18,000 babies. The disease essentially prevents bile from leaving the liver, which slowly destroys the cells. This caused severe pain in Peter's stomach, and turned his skin and eyes yellow. Continue reading
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