You are caring for an infant with Hirschprung’s disease who has just had surgery. What do you tell the parent?

 

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- The baby will have a colostomy for a short period of time.

- The infant will have soft stools from now on.

- The baby will be constipated for several weeks.

- The baby will always have a colostomy.

Rationale

The baby will have a colostomy for a short period of time but when the child is between 17 and 22 pounds, this will be removed and the bowel reconnected.

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