Sunday, September 13, 2009
This week Sharon and I are operating on a 14 year old with an congenital anomaly I don't think has been reported. She has distal vaginal agenesis with absence of the posterior urethra. She is unable to menstruate and has a large volume of blood "trapped" inside with urinary leakage. We had planned for the operation on Wednesday, but she came tonight in severe pain and will need surgery tomorrow. Speaking with her mother tonight she asked, "How many surgeries like this have you done?" I had to tell her I couldn't find any other girls with this combination of anomalies, and so we've been studying about what to do. We prayed together for wisdom and I would ask you to pray as well for this child. Pray that we can construct a functional vagina and that we will be able to repair the urethra as well.