Beuden’s Story

Beuden’s Story

At 10 days old, little Beauden was rushed to Southland Hospital as he was vomiting bilious fluid and not thriving. Within 24 hours he had deteriorated even further to a critical point, and he needed to get to Christchurch Hospital as soon as possible. The New Zealand Flying Doctor plane was sent, and he arrived by 9pm to be rushed in for life saving bowel surgery. His final diagnosis was Malrotation and Volvulous, an abnormality of the bowel where the blood supply had been cut off.

A few months later, Beuden started vomiting heavily again. Once again, the New Zealand Flying Doctor Service transferred Beuden and his mother to Christchurch Hospital for a second time for surgery to remove an obstruction of scar tissue that had caused a lot of damage.

“The NZ Flying Doctor team are amazing, and we will be forever grateful for saving our baby twice.” Beauden’s Mum.