Surgery to remove blood clot saves London ’s kidneys

Todd and Lindsey Taylor had barely settled in at home in Syracuse, New York with their new baby, London, when their world turned upside down. London, who had seemed perfectly healthy at birth, woke up nine days later vomiting and struggling to breathe. They rushed her to their local children’s hospital. “The doctors did an ultrasound and found a large blood clot in her aorta that was blocking the flow of blood to her kidneys,” says Todd. “They said she was in near fatal condition when we arrived, but they put her on dialysis and were able to stabilize her.” Desperate for options The doctors in Syracuse started London on a medication to keep the blood clot from getting bigger, but it didn’t reduce the clot’s size. Left with no other options, her team in Syracuse began looking for another children’s hospital that could treat London. Time was of the essence, because without proper blood flow to the kidneys, they would eventually fail permanently. “The color in her legs was very pale, almost greenish, because the clot was so huge it was blocking blood flow to them,” says Todd. “It was really scary.” The first hospital they reached out to said there was nothing they could do. “We were devastated,” says Lindsey. “We knew we were looking at a short window for her kidneys and we didn’t know where to turn.” That same day, the family got good news from Boston. “When they called ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories blood clot Dr. Anne Hansen Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Midaortic Syndrome and Renovascular Hypertension (MAS/RVH) Program neonatal intensive care unit Source Type: news

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Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research
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