Category Archives: Intensive Care

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) transport

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a mechanical support therapy we use to optimize cellular level respiration to fulfill the metabolic demands of critically ill patients with respiratory and/or cardiac failure. … Full Entry »

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What to ask your doctor when your child is in the pediatric ICU

The very thought of your child requiring intensive care is terrifying. So if your son or daughter is ever admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), your overwhelming emotions … Full Entry »

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Half a heart: Aiden’s story

If you were to look at our happy, mischievous, funny and extremely active almost 2-year-old, you would never think he only has half a heart. Never. But he does. Aiden … Full Entry »

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Behind the scenes: What it’s like to be a doctor

I have asked myself more times than I can remember why I wanted to be a doctor. Honestly, I don’t have a simple answer to  that. When I was a … Full Entry »

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74 days in the hospital

On October 13, 2015, my life was unexpectedly changed forever. While watching airplanes at the airport with a friend I was run over by an F450 pickup truck. I was … Full Entry »

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