A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy who had a life-saving double transplant is now home and recovering well.
Little James Bartlett had only a few days to live when he underwent a liver and small intestine transplant at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
But the delicate and extremely rare operation was a great success. Now James is back with mum and dad Jane and Charles and baby sister Lauren at their home in Alpraham.
Charles said:'James is doing extremely well and hopefully will continue to progress. It was lovely to have him back home and for all four of us to sit down and have a family meal.
'Lauren will be one in April so this was the first chance we had ever had to sit down together as a family.'
The family feared the happy Christmas James spent with them may have been his last.
Without the transplant, they were told in September last year, he had between three and six months to live.
After the operation, on January 11, doctors told Charles and Jane their son would have had only a few days left.
Charles said: 'It is tragic that a family had to lose a child so that James could have the transplant.
'We don't know who the family was but we will be eternally grateful that, through their kindness, James has been given another chance.'
James was first taken ill in March last year when his intestine suddenly twisted, causing it to die.