Once surgery is done and the defect is repaired, children can often lead healthy lives. This will also depend on how much liver damage occurred before the surgery.
If your child had a liver transplant:
- He or she must take anti-rejection medicines (immunosuppressants). These medicines help stop the immune system from attacking the new liver. Your child will have to take these medicines for as long as he or she has the new liver.
- Your child will likely need to take vitamin supplements.
After treatment, your child should be checked regularly by his or her healthcare team.
Your child's provider may suggest support groups. This can help you and your child adjust to his or her condition.