At two months old, Peter Ganucheau was one very sick baby.
Peter was diagnosed with biliary atresia. This disease traps bile (which helps digest fat and carries out the waste in the liver) inside the liver, causing the liver to get damaged and eventually fail. Biliary Atresia occurs once every 18,000 births accord to Stanford Children's Health.
The instant doctors discovered that Peter had this incurable disease they hospitalized Peter. He underwent surgery to reroute the bile ducts to the intestines and remove the gallbladder, but this was only a temporary solution.
During the Christmas season Peter's mom, Brigitte Ganucheau, traveled in between the two cities. Hoping her son would receive a compatible liver before it is too late. Eventually she moved into the Ronald McDonald Egleston house with Peter. The rest of the family traveled up to Atlanta to visit when they could.
We are officially moved to the Ronald McDonald Egleston house.
GG came to visit us on Friday afternoon. God truly...
"My oldest son just beamed! He said, 'we have a new liver!'" Adam Ganaucheau, Peter's dad, said to Fox10 News. "He was just so excited and over the moon and happy and ecstatic that we were one step closer to being together as a family again."
Stacie Simpson is a FamilyShare staff writer. She loves listening to, gathering and sharing stories and advice to help others improve their quality of life. She spends most of her free time with her husband, ballroom dancing, reading and writing.