Meet Emily M.

Born: 2000

Diagnosis: Omphalocele, restrictive lung disease, scoliosis, thoracic insufficiency syndrome

Services used: Respiratory, specialized nutrition

Emily M.'s Challenge

CHALLENGE

Emily was born with an omphalocele and a small thorax. Combined with the curvature of her spine, she didn’t have enough room to breathe or eat.

Solution

PHS respiratory therapists provided ventilator and oxygen support, while PHS dietitians managed g-tube feedings and oral supplements.

Emily M.'s Solution

Results

Today, Emily has been weaned off her vent, had her trach removed and can do almost everything other kids do – including eating pizza.

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“You would never imagine that she has gone through what she has. She is just a normal girl.”

- Janita, Emily's Mom

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