Lydia's story


Like so many expecting parents, Amy and Joe Krese went into their 20-week ultrasound with a mix of excitement and apprehension. They were overjoyed to find they were having a girl but also learned their daughter had a bilateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia, or bilateral CDH. An MRI showed her diaphragm had two holes so her stomach and liver were both high in the chest, and her lungs were compressed into two tiny slivers. The Kreses expected the worst and prepared for their little Lydia to live for only moments after birth. But the clinical care team at Texas Children’s Fetal Center® gave them hope with the innovative fetal surgery called fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion, or FETO. Listen to learn more about their journey at Texas Children’s Fetal Center and how the Fetal Team saved their daughter’s life with this innovative fetal surgery. Visit Texas Children's Fetal Center for more information and the full continuum of care we provide.

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