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Baby Eleanor was born with a diaphragmatic hernia that required surgery as one-week old. ECMO helped her survive and recover from her operation.
After Jessica was born with a severe case of meconium aspiration syndrome, she needed to be transferred to Lurie Children's to be put on ECMO.
Chelsea was on ECMO for 30 days, which is the longest amount of time anyone is allowed to be on the machine.
When Drew was two months old, he was admitted to Lurie Children’s with respiratory distress and bilateral pleural effusions. ECMO was Drew’s only shot at survival.