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Unexpected surgery: Chloe's Story

Unexpected Surgery: Chloe's Story  

Name: Chloe

Likes: Bath time, swimming, finger puppets, nursey rhymes, giggling.

Dislikes: Laying down -- she loves trying to sit up and roll around.

Her story: My husband and I brought our daughter to Cardon Children's Emergency department this past March. Terrified and exhausted, we were met by smiling faces.  Even though it was flu and RSV season, we didn’t wait too long to be seen.  After some tests and a bit of waiting, our suspicions were confirmed: our daughter had pyloric stenosis.  We were told she would need to have surgery as soon as her electrolytes were in balance and that we wouldn't be going home for a few days.

Dr. Ravindra Vegunta performed our daughter’s surgery and he was really wonderful!  He took lots of time to answer questions, he drew us a diagram of what our daughter’s tummy looked like at the time and how it would look after the surgery and assured us that she was going to be OK. 

All of the nurses, doctors and other staff were just great!   One of the staff members also gave Chloe a Winnie the Pooh blanket to take home. At a very scary time in our lives, it was comforting to know our baby was in good hands!


Cardon Children's Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-KIDS (5437)
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