Fakhrul to go home on Friday


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003

PETALING JAYA: Three-year-old Muhammad Fakhrul Radzi Rosli, who underwent a liver transplant more than two months ago, will be discharged from hospital this Friday. 

According to consultant hepatobiliary surgeon at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre Datuk Dr Tan Kai Chah, who led the 12-hour operation, Fakhrul would be monitored closely in case his body rejects the liver. 

“He needs to be on medication for the rest of his life. He is particularly vulnerable to infections during the first year after the transplant and thus, we have to monitor him very closely for any rashes,” he said.  

Fakhrul, who was diagnosed with biliary atresia (born without bile ducts), had to undergo the transplant to save his life.  

He was operated on immediately after doctors found a suitable donor in Muhammad Nasir Zakaria, 23, a Petronas technician from Kerteh. 

Dr Tan said for the first three months, Fakhrul would have to undergo a medical check-up every two weeks and subsequently once every month. 

But despite Fakhrul's discharge, the picture is not all rosy. SJMC executive director Dr Jacob Thomas made it clear that the hospital “have to draw the line” and its charity ends after he is discharged.  

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