Miracles Do Happen
I am always amazed when I read stories like the one about
Chloe Wash. These stories remind me of our mission as a healthcare
provider and the pride I have in our physicians, nurses and staff at UK
HealthCare. To quote the Cheryl Truman story which ran in the Lexington
Herald Leader, "Dr. Abdulnasser Alhajeri, a Bahrain-educated assistant
professor of radiology who had just started at the University of
Kentucky in August, was called in to consult about a spine angiogram,
and he noticed an abnormality in Chloe's mid-thoracic region.
Ultimately, he determined that Chloe's condition was caused by an
arteriovenous fistula — two arteries joining a single vein that affected
Chloe's spinal cord. An arteriovenous fistula is formed when blood
flows directly from an artery into a vein, bypassing capillaries and
depriving tissues of blood supply. Alhajeri began looking for the least
invasive method to help improve Chloe's condition. On Sept. 27, he
injected a surgical glue called onyx into catheters half as wide as a
coffee stirrer into the fistula. He had performed a similar procedure
before, but only in an adult."
The Chloe Wash story also reinforces the success we are having in our
recruitment efforts, especially in bringing nationally-respected,
advanced sub-specialists to Kentucky. We are focused on providing the
best and most advanced sub-specialty care and I look forward to sharing
more stories like the maybe miracle story.
Read more at http://www.kentucky.com/2010/12/01/1546868/toddler-walks-again-thanks-to.html#ixzz17XXElA83.
Pictures scanned from the Herald Leader: