Mom of child with chronic illness wants more pediatric critical care services in Windsor-Essex – CBC

Windsor Regional Hospital says pediatric patient demand is low

Mar 07, 2023

When Kaitlin Lowe’s son was born with a chronic gut condition, she didn’t anticipate the extra burden of having to regularly travel outside of the region for his care.

Since Sully was born 19 months ago, he’s had three major health emergencies that have required him to be transported to hospitals outside of Windsor-Essex — twice across the border to a children’s hospital in Michigan and once to London. Most of his scheduled care is now done at London Health Sciences Centre Children’s Hospital.

“It’s added stress to not be close to home and to not be by our [two] older boys and have to just deal with being far from home and in a scary situation,” Lowe said.

Sully has Hirschsprung’s disease, a condition that makes it difficult for his large intestine to have bowel movements. To help with this, he has a stoma attached which catches his bodily waste.

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