Karen on September 30th, 2009

Traci Doland reports that her son, Broady, had a CT scan today in preparation for heart surgery.  Broady has scimitar syndrome, which involves several problems including partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, hypoplasia of the right lung and right lower lobe sequestration. “We meet with the surgeons on October 26th,” says Traci.  “They have us for [...]

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Karen on September 24th, 2009

Babies…gotta love ‘em.

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Karen on September 22nd, 2009

Today’s  Good Morning America covered an interesting story of a man with situs inversus (organs on the opposite side).  Jack Eigel lived with this condition just fine until he required a heart transplant in his early 50s.  The space for his new heart would be shaped differently, complicating an already difficult surgical procedure. This interests [...]

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Karen on September 21st, 2009

Traci Doland keeps me updated on her son, Broady.  She recently set up a CaringBridge page to keep friends and family informed about treatments and appointments.  She writes: Broady was diagonsed with Scimitar Syndrome when he was a week old in the NICU @ Maggie Hospital. He has hypoplasia of the right lung, right lower [...]

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Karen on September 18th, 2009

Not to be outdone by brother Adam (the biomedical engineer who invents stuff), Nathan has created an invention of his own.  He directed his dad to place scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice cream into his bowl and declared that he had invented chanilla ice cream. “The cha- is from chocolate,” he explained, “and the [...]

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