Baby Kingston goes home in time for Christmas

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Baby Kingston Vandenberg has finally gone home just in time for Christmas, after spending six months in and out of hospital.

Born on 27 June, Kingston was only in the world for six hours before he had his first operation to treat his exomphalos, a weakness of the abdominal wall resulting in part of his bowel sitting on the outside of his body.

Following his initial surgery, Kingston went home to Mildura at seven weeks of age for five nights, before complications required him to be helicoptered back to Monash Children’s Hospital in the early hours of the morning. He then underwent an additional two surgeries and hadn’t been home since.

It has been a tough journey for mum Simone, leaving her other two children, two year old Liviya and four year old Maverick, at home with their dad while she stayed by Kingston’s bedside.

They are all over the moon that baby Kingston can spend his first Christmas at home with his family.

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