Meet Macy, Miracle Child!

Early on, Macy had a problem swallowing.  After arriving at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, Macy had a scope to find out what caused the wet sound in her lungs.  Doctors were able to conclude that Macy had milk in her lungs and was close to drowning.  She also tested positive for staph infection and that is when the doctors at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital decided to insert a gastronomy tube in her abdomen.  This gastrostomy tube (G-tube) is used to give children formula, liquids, and medicines directly into the stomach.

Macy learned to walk at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Today, Macy is a happy and healthy girl that loves swimming and gymnastics.

Did you know?
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital has pediatric Gastrointestinal (GI) doctors who are trained to treat and diagnose the most complex gastrointestinal issues and will work together with you to establish a treatment plan or diet to help your child feel better.

Count down to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital’s Mediathon with us as we highlight some our patients that will be sharing their story with us live next week on iHeartMedia, WAFB-TV Channel 9, and the Louisiana Business Inc Publications!  To learn more about Mediathon, click here! 

 

 

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