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Mom designs son's medical tape to make treatment more tolerable
Oakley is 5 years old and is fighting a rare & life threatening syndrome called 'prune belly'.

One part of his medical treatment consists of him having to be catheterized. He is catheterized several times a day and at night a catheter must be left in through the stoma in his belly button to keep the pressure off of his already damaged and severely swollen kidneys.

As you can imagine, he hates having to be 'hooked up' every night as he calls it.

Mom came up with the idea to design the tegaderm, which is the name of the medical tape used, in fun characters that Oakley loves.

She designs multiple items at once so Oakley can choose a different character from the stack each night.

This definitely makes it much easier on Oakley & Mom's heart.
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