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Hello Redwood’s Fans!

How has your week been? Hopefully, none of you had to visit the ER for anything scary like blown off fingers. I am praying all of you were safe.

This week is all about the kids. I LOVE being a pediatric ER nurse. There are so many interesting things medically that can and do happen to kids that you just don’t see a lot of in the adult population. One is congenital heart defects. Though, through improved surgical techniques and medical care, children who have had congenital heart repair surgery are living much longer than they ever have so my adult ER counterparts are dealing with this more and more.

Tuesday: Just what is Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and why has it been such a devastating diagnosis worthy of investigating in any fiction novel?

Thursday: What are EXIT procedures and why do they put both mother and baby and risk?

Have a great week!

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