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Well the eleven year old girl who's recovering from a pair of double lung transplants may finally be heading home that is the word from a family spokeswoman.
Who says doctors are expected to release little Sarah murder hand sometime this week in -- your mom just posted on FaceBook.
That she's going home tomorrow.
Remember -- was dying of cystic fibrosis when her family successfully fought the rules that capture.
Off adult transplant lists her case.
Began a national debate over those lists and now after months in the hospital her mother says doctors have taken -- off oxygen.
She says there are still use the machine to help her -- but that she's now walking short businesses with a walker.
And she's even gone outside with us now doctor Carol -- she is a -- apologist at meridian health doctor -- have you join us thank you thank -- -- I'm well thank you talk about the long term prognosis for -- still a very long road for her go.
Yeah absolutely -- you know we have better surgical techniques and we have newer drugs for anti rejection.
So that means more of these kids are gonna be surviving and living into adulthood.
And they will face challenges the number one challenge Trace that cost these into an injection drugs are very costly.
And you need specialized -- to manage the care of these kids and many times the cost can be crippling ambled toward the cost of the initial transplant.
These kids will also -- medical complications that includes infections.
-- And product for a rejection.
And -- -- psychological factors you know these kids you know it's a challenge raising a well child imagine raising a child of transplant.
You know it would it have -- children's center we recognize it -- get these kids to adulthood and that means employment challenges education and even.
Marriage issues he's just he's wanting to be in the -- -- at some point time.
And you mentioned rejection and that's a big thing here into her lungs are somehow rejected by her body in the medicine doesn't quite work is -- a good candidate for getting.
New lungs or is there a limit here.
Well there certainly is going to be over -- limit and you know obviously you you have to get a a match.
And every time -- do surgery there's greater risk for complications and problems certainly they think can revisit this at some point in time and hopefully better surgical techniques in the future.
But the trick will be to make sure the doctors and that team -- specialist.
Are are limiting those risks that can develop because of them the medications that'll put her at risk for chronic rejection.
So it's gonna take a lot of effort to get this child -- Yeah well we wish her well doctor Carol -- doctor thank you very much.
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