Love pushes researchers to find new answers and guides compassionate care. On the dramatic Season Three premiere of Inside Pediatrics, Children's Mercy specialists tackle medical mysteries, conquer cancer and beat the odds.
Meet Zei, a happy, healthy teenager now fighting for her life after a mysterious illness ravages her lungs. The critical care team re-invents its life support protocols to push the limits of medicine to give her a chance. Go inside the operating room to see surgeons give young Martin the gift of greater movement. And witness the emotional reunion when a father returns from service overseas to join the oncology team in its life-saving battle to save his son, Peyton, from aggressive cancer.
Every parent, child and specialist at Children's Mercy believes in the power of hope, medicine and miracles, because love has no limits.
Holding on to her belief that she will go home after almost a year in the hospital, Zei and her critical care team begin to see light at the end of the tunnel. Newborn Hallie can't breathe well because her jaw is malformed. Learn how innovative 3D printing technology reduces her time in the operating room. Two-year-old Jack needs daily dialysis, care from the region's top pediatric nephrologists and a kidney transplant to survive. While some kids wait months for a kidney, Jack already has a donor: his dad.
Hope lives at Children's Mercy, where the region's most complex cases receive world-class care driven by love.
Follow Jack into surgery as his dad donates his kidney to his young son, and share the emotional moments after their double surgery. Leah was born with half a heart, and despite several surgeries, it's failing fast. Cardiac and critical care specialists work to keep her alive, hoping a new heart can be found in time. Baby Ziah's heart defect was discovered before she was born. She depends upon a passionate team of pre-natal and cardiac specialists to help her survive through birth and the heart repairs needed during her first year of life.
What will make the difference at Children's Mercy? Love will.
Groundbreaking home heart monitoring helps cardiologists diagnose a life-threatening problem with Ziah's heart. Revolutionary cryoablation procedures pioneered at Children's Mercy allow Jacob to recover with almost no discomfort from a chest repair that used to cause months of pain. Fetal surgeons push the possibilities with a dramatic spinal repair performed on a baby before birth. Leah is running out of options before a new heart and the cardiac transplant team give her the gift of life. Season Three concludes with an uplifting montage of families and patients whose lives have been changed by love, hope and passion.
Get a glimpse of the series that takes you inside the stories of patients, families and medical professionals of Children's Mercy Kansas City.