Dulan Nintharu (2nd R), his father (C), his mother (L) pose for a picture with two nurses attending him after a rehabilitation session in his ward at Shenzhen Children’s Hospital in Futian District on Tuesday. Sun Yuchen
Seven months is a short time in life, but it’s just seven months that made a huge difference to 3-year-old Sri Lankan boy Dulan Nintharu. The boy’s parents almost gave up hope of ever getting treatment for the rare disease that was haunting their son’s life.
In 200 days and nights under the care of doctors and nurses with Shenzhen Children’s Hospital, Dulan, who was born with two sets of genitals and two anuses, underwent multiple surgeries and now is able to urinate and walk like a normal person.
After two more weeks of rehabilitation, Dulan will be discharged from the hospital and go back to his hometown in Sri Lanka.
“Doctors have removed the support, which was used to correct his pelvis in the surgeries in March. His urinary system now functions well and the excretory system is under rehabilitation and will gain function,” Li Shoulin, chief physician of the urology department of Shenzhen Children’s Hospital, said in an interview Tuesday.