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Nick eats like a typical 14-year-old boy, listing common favorites like steak, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, pizza and breadsticks,. “He eats like crazy,” says his mom, Angela Peppers.
Only four months into pregnancy, Mary Vicente discovered it would take all of her family’s faith and strength to fight for Dave’s life. Dave was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and congenital diaphragmatic hernia when he was still in my womb.
When Tiffany Morris was twenty weeks pregnant, her doctor delivered some scary news: her unborn baby had an omphalocele. “It was discovered at my routine ultrasound. My first reaction was shock—and then tears. I immediately hit the Internet to learn everything I could about this condition.”Initially, what she discovered was pretty frightening.
Baby Grace is celebrating her first birthday. After a year of fear and uncertainty, her mom and dad say they're finally ready to exhale.
It’s not often a 5-year-old patient looks forward to trips to a hospital, but that is the case with Carter Casey and his visits to his friends in the Pediatric Acute Wound Service (PAWS) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Carter first came to PAWS at age 4 with what initially was thought to be a perirectal abscess.
Avory needed a treatment of last resort, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), to save his live because of his lung issues.