Gr8 story 4u med pros.. 16 year old walking while connected to large ECMO/life support *120+ days ECMO

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:27 pm    Post subject: Gr8 story 4u med pros.. 16 year old walking while connected to large ECMO/life support *120+ days ECMO

The walking they believe has helped her lungs heal
She may be going home soon..

Girl with failing lungs manages to walk while on life support - Daily Mail

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article206206649.html
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The average time for patients to be on ECMO at Children's Mercy is 21 days. Zei has been on it for more than 120, setting a new record there.

The hospital staff can't stop talking about how inspiring she is. And thanks to YouTube, thousands of people around the world have been able to watch her walk and be inspired as well.

But Zei doesn't have a lot to say about it. She has to save her breath for walking, and for getting better.

"I just want to be home," Zei said.


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For months her mom waited eagerly for Zei's daily X-ray to see if it revealed any of the little trees of healthy lung tissue. For months, there was nothing.

“Every day it was like scraching off a dead lottery ticket,” Kerschen said.

In December the Children's Mercy doctors started thinking a lung transplant might be Zei's only option. They even consulted with colleagues at a children's hospital in St. Louis about getting her on their list.

But Zei didn't want a transplant, and on Dec. 29, she started walking.

About a month later, the daily X-ray revealed a tiny tree.

"I was so excited," Kerschen said.

There have been other signs of returning lung function as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Gr8 story 4u med pros.. 16 year old walking while connected to large ECMO/life support *120+ days ECMO

ContagiousInspiration wrote:
The walking they believe has helped her lungs heal
She may be going home soon..

Girl with failing lungs manages to walk while on life support - Daily Mail

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article206206649.html
Quote:
The average time for patients to be on ECMO at Children's Mercy is 21 days. Zei has been on it for more than 120, setting a new record there.

The hospital staff can't stop talking about how inspiring she is. And thanks to YouTube, thousands of people around the world have been able to watch her walk and be inspired as well.

But Zei doesn't have a lot to say about it. She has to save her breath for walking, and for getting better.

"I just want to be home," Zei said.


Quote:
For months her mom waited eagerly for Zei's daily X-ray to see if it revealed any of the little trees of healthy lung tissue. For months, there was nothing.

“Every day it was like scraching off a dead lottery ticket,” Kerschen said.

In December the Children's Mercy doctors started thinking a lung transplant might be Zei's only option. They even consulted with colleagues at a children's hospital in St. Louis about getting her on their list.

But Zei didn't want a transplant, and on Dec. 29, she started walking.

About a month later, the daily X-ray revealed a tiny tree.

"I was so excited," Kerschen said.

There have been other signs of returning lung function as well.
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