Patient of the Month: Connor

Published on: 11/01/2014

On the day he was born, Connor’s parents could not wait to meet their baby boy. The pregnancy had gone well, so they were shocked to see that Connor was born blue. Something was wrong, and their fears were confirmed when Connor started coding and the doctors huddled around him. He needed to be sent to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, they told them, and quickly. He was flown to Miami right away by LifeFlight®.

Once at Nicklaus Children’s, Connor went through several treatments to get his lungs to work, until finally the only option left was to put him on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation). It would be three weeks before his mom even got to hold him and two months spent in the hospital, but one year later, he’s as healthy as can be and another Nicklaus Children's Hospital little miracle.

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