Diagnosis: Down syndrome, hirschsprung’s disease, short bowel syndrome (SBS)
Services used: Infusion nursing and pharmacy, specialized nutrition
Within the first four months of his life, Lucas underwent surgeries to remove most of his large intestine and a portion of his small intestine. The central IV line he needs to survive was causing infections at least once a month.
Services from PHS have basically eliminated Lucas’ infections and has kept him out of the hospital for more than a year. Lucas just had his central IV line removed, and is a thriving boy who eats real food, goes to school, and plays baseball.
“When Lucas is having a tough time, I call PHS first. They have trained me to know what to look for and coached me about how to better care for my son.”
- Julie, Lucas's mom