By writer to winnipeg.ctvnews.ca
A Winnipeg boy is going through a brand new battle to get dwelling after receiving a liver transplant final month.
Micheal Hlatkey was born with biliary atresia, a illness that impacts the liver.
As his situation worsened, the 7-year-old was placed on the ready listing for a liver transplant.
Nearly a yr later, he obtained a liver transplant on September 24.
“He is doing fairly good,” mentioned Dana Hlatkey, Michael’s mom. “We have had some up and down moments, however these are anticipated.”
The household has been caught in Toronto on the hospital the place the transplant happened.
“There’s nonetheless heaps that goes on,” mentioned Hlatkey. “It isn’t, ‘your completed and also you stroll away good.'”
Hlatkey mentioned in a case like Michael’s, he would usually be launched from the hospital and keep in a care facility just like the Ronald McDonald Home. COVID-19, nonetheless, has made moving into these locations tougher.
“It is me and a 7-year-old boy in a 12-by-12 room 24/7,” Hlatkey mentioned.
The household is hoping to be again in Manitoba later this week however it will depend on Michael’s situation and if they will safe the correct drugs at dwelling.
“It is all going to be what’s finest for him,” mentioned Hlatkey. “He takes 9 drugs simply within the morning not together with at lunch, his 4:00 p.m. drugs and his bedtime ones.”
Michaels additionally wants blood work completed each 2-Three days and physician follow-ups.
Hlatkey mentioned every transplant affected person is completely different and there’s no clear timeline for restoration.
On high of Michael’s well being, Hlatkey is worried about her son’s training.
Proper now, he’s being taught by an educator on the Toronto Kids’s Hospital.
“It is the one training he is getting presently, typically it is just for 20-minutes,” Hlatkey mentioned.
The household is uncertain what college can be like once they come again to Winnipeg.
Michael is in French immersion within the Dawn Faculty Division and should take on-line courses.
“Nothing has been arrange,” Haltkey mentioned. “I am hoping by the point we get again they’ve that sorted out.”
The mom is worried Michael will not obtain any no one-on-one time.
“Exterior the hospital, we do not know what we’re going to get,” she mentioned.
CTV Information reached out to the varsity division however the workplace was closed for the weekend.
With no clear path, questions stay for each Michael’s future well being and training.
“When can we get to have the solutions,” mentioned Hlatkey.
— to winnipeg.ctvnews.ca