Roland was born prematurely and just two days after his birth, he had surgery to correct an intestinal problem. He was doing well until his 8th birthday when he became ill with severe vomiting. The diagnosis was an obstruction of his intestine. He had surgery to remove his entire intestine.
This year, Roland received a multiple-organ transplant. Five weeks after his surgery he was admitted to the Dr. Burton Grebin Rehabilitation Center at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children for medical management and rehabilitation. The Center has 12,000 square feet of enhanced indoor rehabilitation therapy areas as well as outdoor space that’s bright, colorful—and cutting-edge. Our dynamic rehabilitation programs are designed to help patients reach their own “firsts” in an atmosphere that’s fun, kid-friendly and family-welcoming.
Roland has been doing very well. He has met his acute rehabilitation goals. Our Physical Therapy team has been working with him on endurance. His drug levels are stable and he’s been eating well. As a result, Roland will be going home for Christmas. He will, of course, need follow-up with his surgical team and continue with ongoing rehabilitation.
Roland has made remarkable progress in the short amount of time he has been with us at St. Mary’s and we are all so proud of his hard work.