Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

June 2012
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Newborn goes home after life-saving brain surgery

Associated Press

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A five-week old baby is back home in western Pennsylvania after having life-saving surgery at Boston Children's Hospital to correct a brain defect.

Jen and Kevin Sheridan, of Upper Yoder Township, say their son, Owen, was diagnosed with the problem 14 weeks into her pregnancy. Their son had a condition that caused part of his brain to grow outside his skull, resulting in a 7-pound growth that had to be removed.

The baby was born by C-section at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown near their home, about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh. The baby was then taken to Boston for the surgery on Jan. 3.

Mark Proctor, a neurosurgeon in Boston, says the baby still has a "long road ahead" but is gratified his parents are able to hold, cuddle and feed him normally.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha 1f7da3f746ab4408b788090ec5a6b297
Top Classifieds
  • HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised, Best H ... Details
  • • Old English Bulldog Puppy$ ... Details
  • 2 year old female yellow lab, registe ... Details
  • Adorable Puppies Yorkie Mix. Tails &# ... Details
  • PILLOW TOPmattress sets NEW in plasti ... Details
  • RUNNING, fixable, junk vehicles, equi ... Details
  • Hummel Figurines, Bells & Platesi ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't b ... Details
  • OWN YOUR OWN HOME -AS LOW AS $500 DO ... Details
  • 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 1900 sq ft, 1 mi. from ... Details
  • 2012 Honda Civic EX-L sedan 4 dr. 70K ... Details
This Week In Photos
Most Popular
  1. NO. 1 Kentucky leads nation in lung cancer cases
  2. 3 killed in gunfire at clinic
  3. Blame tantrums on excessive coddling
  1. Black Friday less frantic this year
  2. Mystery surrounds 2 deaths
  3. McCracken District Court
  1. Columnist's viewpoint on patriotism displeasing
  2. NO. 1 Kentucky leads nation in lung cancer cases
  3. 3 killed in gunfire at clinic

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...