n a nightmarish example of parental medical care gone horribly wrong, a month-old infant ended up with much of his intestines outside of his body after his father poked a hole in his stomach.
The dad made the small incision because the boy’s belly was bulging unusually. He believed that the hole would allow the “gas to come out,” according to local news media.
Instead, out from the tiny hole came the kid’s innards. Luckily, the father didn’t try to fix this one on his own and instead rushed the infant off to the hospital.
By the time the child arrived at the Ningbo Women and Children Hosptial about 40 or 50 centimeters of his intestines had been squeezed out of his belly button and was starting to turn black. Fortunately, after an hour of surgery, doctors were able to put his guts back into his abdomen. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The head of the surgery department told reporters that this was the first time he had ever seen anything like this, blaming the kid’s parents for their ignorance, adding that they were lucky this did not end up much, much worse.
The unusual bulge in the child’s belly came from an umbilical hernia, a condition that is common among infants and typically harmless, often closing on their own.