Toddler Gets 8 Donated Organs in Marathon Transplant Surgery

Had to be fed intravenously

A one year old Texas boy is expected to go home today, weeks after undergoing a multiple transplant operation. Liam Cerda received eight organs in the nine-hour surgery, including a liver, stomach, kidneys and bladder. The surgery was needed due to a rare genetic condition called Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome (MMIHS), or Berdon Syndrome, which is characterized by malformed colon and bladder that causes digestive problems. Liam had to be put on intravenous nutrition at birth and never got to eat real food until after the surgery.