Baby Braden Petska

Monday, August 21, 2006

Milwaukee Children's Ratings

8/21 10:25a.m.
Hello again,
I'm attaching part of an article I just received from my friend Cara. It explains the success rate of the procedure (Norwood procedure) Braden will be having at Children's in Milwaukee.

Herma Heart Center Rated #5 in NationThe Herma Heart Center was rated fifth in the nation for pediatric cardiac care. The center performed more than 700 pediatric heart surgeries and nearly 12,000 total diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures in 2003.
In the highly competitive subspecialty of cardiac care, Children's Hospital has the best published survival rate for the Norwood procedure in the world. The Norwood procedure is the first of three procedures performed on newborns with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, one of the most complex and fatal heart defects. The center has achieved survival rates of greater than 98% for all cardiac operations for five consecutive years.
"We are fortunate that our top-notch care has expanded to include clinics in Neenah, Sheboygan, Racine and Kenosha, Wisconsin, and in Gurnee, Illinois. Our surgical team also travels to Marshfield, Wisconsin, and Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, to perform some types of procedures," said Christensen. The center's outreach programs have allowed families outside of Milwaukee much greater access to this subspecialized care.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Barb, Mark, Natalie, Andrew and Trevor said...

We are thinking and praying for you and Baby Braden. We have passed on a prayer request to our friends and family. I hope it is helping. Let us know if you need anything at all. Love, Aunt Barb, Uncle Mark and Cousins Natalie, Andrew and Trevor

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all said a prayer for you today.That all your pain would fade away,That you would feel His love for you,Surround your soul your whole day through.We asked the Lord to give you peace And that your worries would decrease.We asked for joy and laughter too And that He'd make your gray skies blue.We prayed that if you just can't cope That He would shower you with hope.We prayed He'd take away your fears And that He'd wipe away your tears.We prayed and asked that you would feel His gentle hand reach down and heal.And when you feel down and depressed we asked the Lord to give you rest.He knows you may not understand But He has all of your days planned.He'll never leave you this is true He's with you every moment through.We all do struggle in our life Trials we face that brings us strife.Just lean on God and others now And you'll get through it all somehow.You see we all love you very much And we pray you feel God's gentle touch.Surround your heart and soul each day As you keep trusting in His way.We said a prayer down on our knee That your pain and worries would just flee.We said a prayer for you today And everyday for you we'll pray.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Lisa and Dennis Eisele said...

Your family and Braden's medical caregivers are in our prayers. Please know to call if we can do ANYTHING else for you. Thanks for taking time to keep updating your postings. Thank God for continued improvment in technology!
Love and Blessings,
Dennis and Lisa

2:01 PM  
Blogger ann said...

Rich,

If you need me for anything, I'm less than an hour away and willing to do anything.

Ann

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephanie and Rich, We are all thinking and praying for Braden and your family. Please keep us informed and if there is ever anything you need, just let us know. We are here for you! Love, Gayle and your friends at JJHS

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Heidi Verardi said...

Steph, Rich, Braden, LaCombe's and Petska's

We are thinking and praying for Braden and your families. I'm willing to bet Braden has strength like his mom and will fight through this. He is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to meet him and give him a LaCombe "squeeze!" You know I am here if you need absolutely anything. I love and miss you guys! Hugs and Kisses to you all! Love Heidi and Christian

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Bruni Family said...

Steph, Rich, and Braden,
We are thinking of you and praying for you and the baby. Milwaukee Children's is a wonderful hospital! He will be in good hands! Wishing you the best! We will continue to pray for all of you!

Lindsay, Paul, Nolan and Dylan Bruni

8:04 PM  

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