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Charlie's Comeback

Comprehensive rehabilitation at Blythedale Children’s Hospital gets Charlie back in the game.
On Valentine’s Day in 2020, 14-year-old Charlie was playing basketball with his friends when he suddenly felt tingling in his hands and fingers. He tried to call his parents, but his hands went numb, and he dropped his phone. “At that point I was completely paralyzed,” recalled...

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  • Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Transverse Myelitis
mother and baby cuddling

With Feeding Tube and Innovative Parent Education Program, AJ Thrives

For More than 60 Medically Fragile Infants and Children at Blythedale, Feeding Tubes Provide Essential, Life-Saving Nutrition
Eight-month-old AJ was born with both Down syndrome and Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects. Shortly after his birth, AJ required major surgery to improve blood flow to his heart. His complex condition necessitated both a tracheostomy (a surgically...

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  • Specialized Feeding
  • Post Acute Neonatal Care
  • Downs Syndrome
Cody and his speech and physical therapists

Cody's Christmas

Cody made his way home just in time for the holidays and for his family's first Christmas as a family of five.
Cody and his sisters, Mackenzie and Abigail, were born prematurely at 27 weeks at Westchester Medical Center. Cody was in distress as a result of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and was born with chronic lung disease typical of premature birth and required CPAP ventilation. He weighed a mere...

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  • Post Acute Neonatal Care
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Intra Uterine Growth Restriction/IUGR
Leo on the go

Leo's Lasting Impression

Through the dedication of his parents, the staff at Blythedale, and the fight within Leo, he made it home, but not before leaving a lasting impression on all who met him.
Leo was admitted to Blythedale when he was 18-months old after being born with giant omphalocele, a rare birth defect in which the internal organs develop in a sack outside the abdominal wall. Leo required complex medical care for his complicated condition and intensive physical, occupational,...

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  • Complex Chronic Conditions
  • Assistive Technology
  • Giant Omphalocele
The Blythedale Four

The Blythedale Four

Proving Preemie Power Prevails
Despite their differences, four former preemies share a remarkable common bond at Blythedale Children's Hospital. Meet "The Blythedale Four" and learn about the threads that tie their lives together at New York's only post acute neonatal care rehabilitation center.

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  • Post Acute Neonatal Care
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia/BPD
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Extreme Prematurity

Knowledgeable Naphtaly

Health Home Helps Teach Patient Transitions, Responsibility
Naphtaly knows Blythedale. His lengthy and complex medical journey led him to Blythedale over the course of 12 years as an inpatient, a Day Hospital patient, an outpatient, and most recently, an enrollee in the Hospital’s Health Home Care Management Program . Nineteen-year-old Naphtaly, with...

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  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • centronuclear myopathy
  • neuromuscular scoliosis
Ada's Adventure

Ada's Adventure

Surviving Twin Preemie Weaned From Ventilator Dependency, Goes Home for First Time
As paramedics secured Ada in her car seat atop an ambulance stretcher, her mom, Laurena, stood inside their room at Blythedale Children’s Hospital and reviewed her checklist: 1) Ada’s oxygen levels 2) Ada’s tubing 3) Ada’s seatbelt 4) Ada’s “Discharge Day”...

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  • Post Acute Neonatal Care
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia/BPD
  • PDA
Kirk's Connection

Kirk's Connection

Interpersonal & Interdisciplinary Relationships Help Infant Recover From Near Drowning Brain Injury
First-birthday memories are usually filled with family, friends, balloons and big pieces of cake. That was not the case for Kirk and his family. Instead, there were chest compressions, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and a frantic drive to the emergency room. In August 2020, the joy-filled, healthy...

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  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Specialized Feeding
  • Acquired Brain Injury; storming
Translating Hope & Health: Breaking Language Barriers

Translating Hope & Health: Breaking Language Barriers

Traducción Española Elder has a big heart and loves many things—namely his family, friends, the Incredible Hulk and the New York Yankees. You can usually find the eight-year-old in his inpatient room cracking jokes and laughing during therapy sessions, or donning a Yankees tee shirt while...

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  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • hydrocephalus
  • brain hemorrhage
  • cardiac arrest
  • paralysis
  • brain tumor
Therapeutic Recreation Triumphs

Therapeutic Recreation: Healing Through Play

Sitting in a hospital bed or wheelchair, surrounded by beeping machines and new faces can be a bit jarring for both patient and parent. However, a special team at Blythedale Children’s Hospital has the unique responsibility of turning frowns upside down. They are the finders of fun. The...

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  • Pre/Post Organ & Stem Cell Transplant
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Complex Wound and Burn Management
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Pre/Post Organ & Stem Cell Transplant
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
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