T5-L2 instrumentation and fusion.
Surgical time 3 h 05 min.
Ebl 750 cc b
Cell saved 245
Blood transfused. None.
Dr. Lloyd Hey
Dr. Lloyd Hey
Dr Hey Clinic Duke/ Raleigh the Staff and All of the Wonderful people their. What an Amazing experience if you ever have to be in a predicument like my mom(Louise) Dr Hey has performed several surgeries on her to reconstruct her back & has done such a Phenomenal job!
We had an opt.9-27-10 to have Moms rods cut down because of the settleling of her body, but there was an emergency on 9-14-10 where Moms rods came through her skin, as we all thought it would. I Called Dr Hey's office spoke w/ Shelbie & right away she wants us to get their as quickly & as safe as possible. Got their at 3:00 & was seated in the Registration room (very nice) where staff members from her post-opp (Ruthie) were coming down to wish her luck with hugs. Never seen a Hospital like this before in my LIFE! she was in OR 5:30 & was being worked on by Dr. Hey & Brittney & his other WONDERFUL TEAM members (Maureen,Lisa, Paula & 2 wonderful Anethesiologist Dr.treadwell(pretty hands,& who can 4 get Mr. Handsome (Robbie). Mom was in a room by 9:30 that evening , just enough time for me to Thank the Lord for what a Great! job he had done & to get something to eat. LIKE CLOCK-WORK these people are AMAZING!!! Mom got to leave next day,,we're not talking about waiting around for hrs to here from so many people, paper work & all other impersonals that make you stressed out like other hospitals or for experiences I have had in the past.We were told she could go home, Dr. checked her out I went got the car & home within the hour. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate ALL the staff Nurses((Peggy Mary Ann & the Nurses Asst (Pasha & Doris) @The Hey Clinic & Duke/ Raleigh hospital & the Volunteers (Ray) who also make it Very comfortable for us...Everytime we visit it's like visiting family not like going to a regular doctors visit.
I want to Thank you for taking such Great Care of my Mother & My Family.
WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!
The Family of Louise B
Please pass this note along to ALL!
"Dear Hey Clinic,
When I found out I had scoliosis I felt like a weirdo, like I was strange. I hated the ugly hump on my back, I hated how I was different. I developed a very bad attitude and was very hard to be around. We decided that the surgery would be the best for me. I acted like the surgery would be nothing, but in reality, I was terrified. I walked through the hospital doors and it felt like my heart weighed 200 pounds. I sat in my little hospital bed and began to think about God. I didn't believe in God for a long time but suddenly I found myself praying. My prayers were answered. All my nurses were amazing. All the doctors explained everything to me in words I could understand, not in fancy words to my dad. When Dr. Hey came in the room and asked if he could pray with us, I knew that it would be ok. the time in the hospital passed slow but I made it through it. When I looked in the mirror and saw a straight back with no curves or humps it brought tears to my eyes. I have all of you to thank for it.
Thank you so much for giving me my life and my faith. thank you for taking the stress off my shoulders.
You will forever be a part of my life and I thank you dearly.
Claire sent this very touching hand-written note recently. She had her scoliosis surgery at Duke Raleigh Hospital at age 12 with our Hey Clinic team. We love caring for guests of all ages at Hey Clinic, but our adolescent and pediatric scoliosis and kyphosis guests are SO SPECIAL and PRECIOUS!! Thanks Claire for sharing your heart, and allowing us to share it with others!
Room aura: excellent.
Surgical time: 2 hrs 45 min.
PReop curve: 47 degrees.
Ebl: 250 cc.
Cell saver returned: 100
Blood transfused: none.
Postop location: private room w family at duke raleigh hospital.
A good morning.
Dr. Lloyd Hey