Gastric Bypass: 4 Months Later

February 22, 2011

Gastric Bypass: 4 Months Later

Keloland Television | February 22, 2011 | By Kelli Grant

SIOUX FALLS, SD – When diets fail, many turn to the weight loss surgery. And since nearly 16 percent of children in the U.S. are obese, more teens are looking into the option.

In November we took you into the operating room when an 18-year-old Sioux Falls high school student had gastric bypass surgery. The procedure is changing Kyla Snelling’s life every day.

As a toddler, doctors diagnosed Kyla Snelling with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a disease that simply means her muscles become weaker to the point where they stop working.

It’s a disease she’ll die from, but losing weight can help prolong her life.
It’s why she was wheeled into the operating room last November for gastric bypass surgery. Four months later she’s dropped 40 pounds.

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Websites link to milk from another mother

February 21, 2011

Websites link to milk from another mother | February 21, 2011 | By John Johnson

Susie Anderson supplements the diet of her 3-year-old son, Roman, with 15 ounces of donated breast milk every day.

The 31-year-old Erlanger mother believes Roman, who must be fed through a tube because of a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy, is healthier because of it. She plans to continue those feedings “as long as I can keep getting donated milk.”

Her main donor is a Fort Wright mother, but Anderson also has received breast milk from women in Fairfax, Taylor Mill and Elizabethtown, Ky., all of whom she met through the Internet.

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