Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit Patient Stories

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Hirschsprung’s Disease: Luke's Story

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Luke was diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease when he was just three 3 days old, and underwent surgery to remove the affected part of his colon at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Chronic Lung Disease: Evan’s Story

After a year of intensive treatment, 14-month-old Evan Stickle is finally home. His family credits his turnaround to CHOP’s Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program.

ECMO Treatment: Katelyn's Story

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Hundreds of gravely ill newborns have benefits from EMCO, a machine that temporarily acts as the baby's heart and lungs, since 1990 when Katelyn became CHOP's first ECMO patient.

Hirschsprung's Disease: Khloe's Story

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Khloe was just 2 days old when doctors noticed she was having digestive problems. She was transferred to CHOP where doctors discovered she had Hirschsprung’s disease.

Methylmalonic Acidemia: Gavin’s Story

After being rushed to CHOP with dangerously high level of ammonia, baby Gavin was diagnosed with methylmalonic acidemia, a rare, life-threatening metabolic condition.


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