Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Patient Stories
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PICU Experience at the Middleman Family Pavilion: Louie’s Story
After a recent surgery to repair a fractured leg, Louie was transferred to the Middleman Family Pavilion in King of Prussia to recover, which is much closer to the family’s home.
A Dream Fulfilled: From Surgery as a Newborn to a Nurse in the ICU
Abby underwent surgery to remove a lung lesion at CHOP in her first few days of life and is now, 26 years later, a nurse in the Hospital’s ICU.
The Story of Addy and Lily: Birth and Separation of Conjoined Twins
It took an incredible team effort by experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to separate conjoined twins and get them home to Chicago for Christmas.
Hemispherotomy Brain Surgery to Treat Epilepsy: Colton’s Story
Thanks to the support of his adoptive parents and the relentless commitment of his care team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 5-year-old Colton has come a long way since suffering traumatic brain injury as a newborn.
Austin’s Story: One Nurse’s Impact on a Family’s Journey
As Austin was making a remarkable recovery from potentially fatal flu complications, a CHOP team member served as the family’s ‘rock’
Sand Drowning: Edgar’s ECMO Story
A day at the beach turned into a nightmare when a sand cave collapsed on Edgar. He was rushed to CHOP where a world-renowned ECMO team saved his life.