Dublin boy Sergio recovering from op to close gap in oesophagus

A 15-month-old baby boy from Dublin is recovering from life-altering surgery in the US.

Sergio O'Connor was born with a rare condition causing a 6cm gap in his oesophagus.

He traveled to Boston for a series of operations, which are not available here in Ireland.

Sergio reached an important milestone on Friday when surgeons finally managed to close the hole in his eating tube.

He has been in an induced coma throughout his treatment.

Dad Donal is really looking forward to the day he takes his first bites.

"It'll be a huge milestone. I'll have the camera ready when he takes his first few drops of water and his first meal," he said.

"It's brilliant that it's worked out so well. He's reaching all his milestones since he got here. The treatment has worked out really well for him.


More in this Section

Alleged abuse victim told himself for years there was nothing improper about doctor's alleged actions

Kilkenny man who stabbed his pregnant sister sent to Central Mental Hospital

Jail for teen who 'boasted' to friends after raping girl at party

TD Mick Wallace faces disqualification as liquidator tells court of company's 'systemic, planned' non-payment of VAT


Today's Stories

Couple brought two young children with them to carry out carjacking

Calls for review of Cork city’s tree policy after Ophelia knocks up to 600 trees

After ‘dragging their feet’, banks to offer customers compensation

High levels of manganese in Cork village's water baffling

Lifestyle

Delving into the Irish tradition of Jack O'Laterns

Making Cents: How to call the scammers’ bluff

Why Hollywood gave superhero Thor a makeover

A helicopter put a piano on the 150-foot roof of Blarney Castle and other stories from the Cork Jazz Festival archives

More From The Irish Examiner