Diagnosis: Short bowel syndrome (SBS), gastroschisis
Services used: Respiratory, infusion nursing and pharmacy, specialized nutrition
Two surgeries within 16 hours of birth left Tyler with an extremely short bowel (6cm) and little hope for survival.
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.
“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