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ingrid houchin Patient Expert

Oxted, United Kingdom
Mummy to Alina Houchin, dob 19/12/2008, diagnosed with congenital diaphramatic hernia at the 12 weeks scan. Alina had FETO (balloon procedure) at 24 weeks at Kings College Hospital in London, UK and had a patch repair the day after her birth. After being in hospital for 6 weeks, Alina... Full Bio
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Mummy to Alina Houchin, dob 19/12/2008, diagnosed with congenital diaphramatic hernia at the 12 weeks scan. Alina had FETO (balloon procedure) at 24 weeks at Kings College Hospital in London, UK and had a patch repair the day after her birth. After being in hospital for 6 weeks, Alina went home to mummy and daddy. 2 weeks later she reherniated and required a 2nd operation. She was hospitalised for 13 days and required no respiratory support. Alina is a thriving baby, loves her food- luckily she didn't have reflux- and her toys, is extremely sociable and behaves like any normal baby. To follow Alina's story, please visit  our blog.