Diagnosis: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), extreme premature birth
Services used: Respiratory, infusion nursing and pharmacy
Because he was so small and on a vent, keeping Jackson free from infection was imperative to his progress. It was also important to ensure proper nutrition as well as cognitive and motor development.
PHS provided Jackson’s parents with everything they needed to care for their small son. This included respiratory care, nutrition services, other equipment and supplies, IVIG therapy from the PHS infusion nursing and pharmacy, and equipment and procedure training.
Today, Jackson is just like any other little boy. After being decannulated in 2010, he’s thriving, and he’ll grow without anyone knowing he was sick.