Equipment Purchased With Local Donations Saved Her Life; Meet 2016-17 Okla. Champion, Laney Kate

11/18/15 11:11:46 AM --  The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis 2015 Children's Miracle Network with Laney Kate, Nurse Judy and Dr. Jackson Photo by Shane Bevel
11/18/15 11:11:46 AM — The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis 2015 Children’s Miracle Network with Laney Kate, Nurse Judy and Dr. Jackson
Photo by Shane Bevel

When Laney Kate’s parents found out they were having a baby girl, it wasn’t all happy news. Her stomach was forming in her chest with no space for her lungs to grow.

At birth, Laney Kate entered the neonatal intensive care unit. Two days later, she experienced respiratory failure and was placed on an ECMO machine, which provided her cardiac and respiratory support. Shortly thereafter, her stomach ruptured and the risky, yet critical, decision was made to perform surgery while still connected to the machine. Miraculously, after 34 days in the hospital, Laney Kate was the first ECMO patient to leave her hospital with no oxygen support, monitors or feeding tubes.

Now, Laney Kate is thriving. She enjoys the company of all animals and has become the “lizard queen” of the family — catching many eastern collared lizards.

How donations helped Laney Kate at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis:  

CMN Hospitals funds purchased the ECMO machine that saved Laney Kate’s life by providing her with cardiac and respiratory support.

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