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Savannah Rodriguez, 3, of Mill Hall, was born at almost 27 weeks, and after a 2-month stay in the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was able to go home with her parents. 

After being home for a short time, she stopped feeding, was having trouble moving her bowels and became very sick. She was brought back to Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and needed emergent surgery to correct a blockage in her bowels. During the surgery, doctors found that Savannah suffered from malrotation, when the bowels flip and twist, cutting off blood flow. 

She lost a large portion of her intestines and needed intravenous nutrition for a long period of time. Today she is doing very well and is getting all of her nutrients orally.

Donations to Children’s Miracle network at Geisinger have provided lifesaving equipment for the NICU, including ventilators, bed warmers, humidified isolettes and much more.
Savannah Rodriguez