Brave baby Alexis who was born in May with stomach outside body may soon be home for the first time
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A brave baby who was born in May with her stomach outside her body may get to go home for the first time on Monday.
Six-month-old Alexis Alexander, of Ellingham Avenue, March, has been confined to Addenbrooke’s Hospital since birth, during which she has had four operations.
She was born with Gastroschisis, a condition which occurs in about one in every 3,000 births where a baby has a small hole in the front of the abdomen through which some of the bowel is protruding.
But doctors are pleased enough with her progress that they have informed her parents Matthew and Nicky Alexander she may soon be able to leave the hospital.
Her loving parents, who also have a five-year-old son called Charlie, have racked up thousands of miles driving to and from the hospital to visit her.
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Mr Alexander said: “Our first child, Charlie, is a healthy boy but Alexis was born with Gastroschisis. She’s not been home since.
“But we’ve had some positive news about her most recent operation and the doctors have informed us she may be able to come home on Monday.
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“We’ll still need to make weekly visits to the hospital but hopefully she will eventually be able to lead a normal life.”
A charity race night takes place at The Oliver Cromwell Hotel, March, on Friday November 22 from 7.30pm, with proceeds being split between charity FACET and Alexis’ family.
Prizes on offer will include a stay for up to eight people at Seashore Holiday Park, Yarmouth, a free service from plumbers R & L Gas Services and a wheelbarrow full of bottles of wine.
Hotel owner Councillor Rob Skoulding said: “The family have to do a lot of driving too and from the hospital so it would be good to help them out.
“Children are everything to you and its important as a community we support eachother.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has donated prices.”
Tickets, which are available from the hotel, are £10, with supper included.