All of the Doctors, Nurses and staff at Royal Brisbane Women’s, Mater Children’s, and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital were amazing in caring for our boy. Many of them went above and beyond, but certainly a special thanks to Dr Donovan at the RBWH NICU, who organised for the Mater team to talk to us in regards to ECMO, which Kurt needed just hours afterwards. It is thanks to Dr Donovan, who was the only person to really know much and be for ECMO at the Royal, that the Mater knew of Kurt, and to possibly expect him needing it. Also, thanks go to Dr Karl, and all of the Mater Retrieval Team, who performed the operation to insert the cannulas for ECMO at some wild hour of that Thursday night/ Friday morning.
January 23, 2020