Jameson Dolan is beating incredible odds just like the superheroes he loves. A routine ultrasound at 20 weeks gestation revealed he had organs developing outside of his abdomen. Jameson’s parents, Sheila and James Dolan, were referred to the Maternal-Fetal Medicine program at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, where donor support enables specialists to collaborate in caring for high-risk expectant mothers and their babies.
“This multidisciplinary approach allows us to really tackle the most complex problems and do a lot more for someone like Jameson,” said Riley Pediatric Surgeon Cartland Burns, M.D. The Riley team also managed a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication for Sheila. She credits Riley with saving both her life, and her son’s.
After his birth, Jameson spent twelve weeks in the Riley Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. “Usually as a parent, you can fix things for your kids. There have been so many things throughout the course of Jameson’s life we could only fix by getting him to the people that could help,” Sheila said.
Seven surgeries later, Jameson is a social butterfly who is meeting every milestone. Because of his complex health conditions, he receives ongoing treatment from multiple Riley specialists, including urology―ranked second in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. “Our great outcomes are due to the team we have around us and incredible families like the Dolans,” said Riley Pediatric Urologist Rosalia Misseri, M.D.