TINY transplant patient Isabella-Faith Wragg has been given the all clear to go home - a month after her life-saving surgery.

Isabella-Faith, four, has chronic liver disease and had been on the organ transplant list for 17 months.

Her mum, Rachel Gledhill, from Colchester, said she was given two years to find a donor and the deadline was getting close.

“Izzy” finally got the call last month to say a suitable liver had been found for her.

After ten hours of surgery at Kings College Hospital in London, she has a functioning liver and has been recovering at Colchester Hospital.

She has now been given the go-ahead to return home.

Rachel said: “We still had to go back to Colchester Hospital at 6am and 10pm every day as she hasn’t finished her IV antibiotics yet.

“The community nursing team came to our house at 2pm for her afternoon doses.

“I could not believe we were finally going home.

“We had no temperature spikes for more than 77 hours and I’m over the moon.”

While she was in hospital Izzy suffered two viruses, pneumonia, a bile leak and a chest infection.

Rachel set up a fundraising page to support the family while she was in hospital, which has generated £140.

She said: “Thank you to everyone who donated to Izzy’s page, it helped massively.”

She also thanked Izzy’s visitors, friends, and staff at Kings Hospital.

She said: “I want to thank the liver team at Kings for the ten hour operation to save my daughter’s life.

“You performed a life-saving operation in such a dignified way and you brought her out of theatre a totally different child.”

Most of all, she wanted to thank Izzy’s donor and their family.

She said: “What you did for my little girl was the best, most selfless thing and I will be forever grateful.

“You saved her life and words cannot express how much that means to me.

“She is able to do so much more and it’s all because of you.”

Izzy had only been at St John’s Green School in Colchester for two weeks when she got the call she could undergo the long-awaited transplant.

Her classmates missed her while she was in hospital and they made a special card with drawings in to send to her. In order for her to fully recover she will not be allowed back

to school until the end of the year.

Rachel said: “She’s not allowed back to school for about eight weeks, when she does go back she’s got to be careful as she’s now immunosuppressed.

“She’s not allowed on public transport for six months, neither is she allowed any immunisations for six months.”

Immunosuppression is a reduction of the activation or efficacy of the immune system.

In general, deliberately induced immunosuppression is performed to prevent the body from rejecting an organ transplant

It means Izzy is highly susceptible to any kind of illness or virus.

Despite this, her mum says she is a lot more bubbly following the transplant.

She said: “Her energy level now is absolutely fantastic .

“I could hardly keep her awake before transplant, now I can’t get her to sleep.”

Her new liver will last between five and ten years before it will need replacing as there is no cure for Izzy’s condition.