Australian mother to have pacemaker-like device implanted in stomach

April 13, 2015 12:49 PM

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Australian mother to have pacemaker-like device implanted in stomach

An Australian mother who hasn’t eaten a solid meal since Christmas Day will undergo surgery Thursday to implant a device meant to help stimulate her stomach nerves, news.com.au reported.

Kerryn Barnett, 36, was diagnosed with a rare stomach condition called Gastroparesis nearly a year ago. The nerves and muscles in her stomach are paralyzed, and she suffers severe nausea, vomiting, fatigue, muscle cramping and malnutrition, news.com.au reported.

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