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Thursday 14 December 2017

Superhero Gavin discharged from hospital in US

LITTLE superhero Gavin Glynn has been discharged from hospital this week after undergoing major surgery earlier this month.

The four-year old had been staying in the Intensive Care Unit of the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas where he is being treated for the rare form of cancer Rhabdomyosarcoma.

However on Tuesday night, Gavin's overjoyed parents updated their son's dedicated Facebook page with the news that he had left hospital the previous day.

Discharged

"Just to let you all know we got discharged from the hospital yesterday wooohoooo. They are happy to let us leave and for Gavin to start his recovery outside hospital."

The welcome development this week will come as major relief to John and Jayne Glynn after Gavin experienced a serious set back in his recovery just under a fortnight ago, resulting in the Superman fan undergoing a series of procedures to drain fluid from his stomach and lungs.

Gavin, from Greystones in Co Wicklow, still has a tear in his ureter and bladder and has three drainage bags on until they heal.

On July 9, he underwent a gruelling 12-hour open surgery which removed both cancerous tumours. The Glynn family have now moved to an apartment close to the medical centre and his parents have been trained on how to manage their son's illness.

They thanked the public for their support in hitting their €350,000 fundraising target to find alternative treatment after Irish doctors gave him just months to live.

The next stage in the potentially life-saving treatment will be a course of chemotherapy.

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