It takes a true team to treat the clinical complexities present in the tiniest patients at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital.
Two of them, twins Eva and Opal Bauer, were born in March 2021 with Pierre Robin sequence, a congenital condition characterized by an underdeveloped jaw, backward displacement of the tongue and upper airway obstruction.
“When you’re talking about respiratory distress and airway management, seconds matter,” says Wendy Kowalski, MD, Medical Director of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.
“The safest thing is to be in a hospital where clinicians are trained to care for and manage these patients.”
The Level IV NICU at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital was up to the challenge, providing the Bauer family, from Fleetwood, Pa., with the highest level of care for the twins’ breathing and feeding difficulties.