Shiloh Pepin's health is constantly a concern.
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Shiloh's health is a constant concern for her family. She takes a complex cocktail of drugs twice a day, including oral steroids and antibiotics to ward off lung infections. Shiloh has only one ovary and a portion of a kidney, and she has no rectum, bladder or vagina. Since she can't go to the bathroom, Shiloh has two bags—one for urine and one for feces—by her side every day. Her mother specially alters all her clothes accomodate these special needs. 

FROM: Weeks Before Her Sudden Death: Oprah and the Mermaid Girl
Published on September 22, 2009

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