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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Critical Care Patient Stories

Nathan Woessner and his dad

Breathing a Sigh of Relief After an Extraordinary Circumstance

When six-year-old Nathan Woessner was buried under 11 feet of sand after falling into a sinkhole, being rescued was only half the battle. Critical care experts at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital flushed the sand out his lungs to clear his airway and mitigate inflammation.