Meet Tyler

Born: 2002

Diagnosis: Short bowel syndrome (SBS), gastroschisis

Services used: Respiratory, infusion nursing and pharmacy, specialized nutrition

Tyler's Challenge

CHALLENGE

Two surgeries within 16 hours of birth left Tyler with an extremely short bowel (6cm) and little hope for survival.

Solution

Partnering with health care professionals, PHS clinical team members, including our infusion nurses, worked to decrease TPN feedings through a central line and increase enteral feedings into Tyler’s stomach with a food pump.

Tyler's Solution

Results

Tyler is now twelve years old and no longer needs g-tube feedings.

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“PHS was there for us – they said these are our options, this is what we can do for you. So we took the path that we did, and we obviously chose the right path.”

- Jennie, Tyler’s mom