Items Tagged ‘ICU’

Made me feel like the most important patient in the world

March 29, 2019

Made me feel like the most important patient in the world

By MTquint MTquint

Through visits with my primary care physician Robert Ashley and cardiologist Michael Mazar (both of whom are great) , I learned that I had multiple blockages in the three main coronary arteries. Quintuple bypass was performed by Curtis Hunter on September 28, 2018. In the weeks leading up to the surgery, Dr. Hunter promptly and […]

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Tags: cardiac rebah, Doctors Day, Dr. Curtis Hunter, Dr. Michael Mazar, Dr. Robert Ashley, featured, heart surgery, ICU, patient stories


Loving Memories

January 11, 2019

Loving Memories

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We did everything out of love,” says Jeanet Odero, pictured center, a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Pictured left is Melinda Espiritu and pictured right is Ericka Boyd. Jeanet continues, “He’s very sick, and this is one of his dreams. Melinda did all the snowflake decorations.” Ericka adds, […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


First Hospital Wedding

January 11, 2019

First Hospital Wedding

By uclahealth uclahealth

“This is my first hospital wedding,” says Joseph Hepburn, officiant and intensive care unit chaplain at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “The patient is gravely ill, and he wants to have this marriage ceremony for his fiancée and three little children. I’ve spoken with both him and his fiancée. All the papers are signed and […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Beautiful Wedding

January 11, 2019

Beautiful Wedding

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It was a really beautiful day, I didn’t expect it to be so grand,” says Tanyce Bush, who got married in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica to long-time partner Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer. “The nurses told me they were going to decorate, but I didn’t […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer, cancer, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, lymphoma, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


'Getting Hitched'

January 2, 2019

‘Getting Hitched’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Your boy is getting hitched!” exclaims Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer and has been in and out of the hospital since November 2017. As part of the Three Wishes program, Christopher is getting married to his long-time partner Tanyce Bush in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, cancer, featured, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer, Three Wishes program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Coming up to my 1 year Birthday for my new lungs.

August 16, 2018

Coming up to my 1 year Birthday for my new lungs.

By 4Pritch 4Pritch

In Oct. of 2017, I had a dual lung transplant at UCLA/ Ronald Reagen Medical Center

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Tags: dual lung transplant, featured, ICU, lung transplant, patient stories, pulmonologist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, support group


My Lung Transplant Village

April 12, 2018

My Lung Transplant Village

By MexChilanga MexChilanga

I was referred to the pulmonology department at UCLA because I needed higher level of care to treat my follicular bronchiolitis. What in 2013 appeared to be a scary unknown has turned out to be a transformational journey. Over the next three years, my condition deteriorated to the point of needing a double lung transplant, […]

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Tags: double lung transplant, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Ariss DerHovanessian, follicular bronchiolitis, ICU, lung disease, nurses, patient stories, Pulmonology, pulmonology department, transplant coordinator


March 29, 2018

A life again!

By UCLA Transplanted UCLA Transplanted

I weighed 115 pounds (6’0”) and had been in a wheel chair and on oxygen for 2 years. I was gently told that I was too weak for a transplant and would be taken off the National Transplant List in about a week. Friday night we got the call at 5:15PM. This was the start […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Stephen S. Weigt, Dr. Teresa Soriano, ICU, National Transplant List, oxygen, oxygen machine, patient stories, private practice, transplant, wheel chair


October 11, 2017

A second chance to live

By Markgolfer Markgolfer

Dr. Busuttil, It has been a little over a year (August 30, 2016) since I had my liver transplant at UCLA. I am writing to express my utmost gratitude to you and your team for saving my life. I would not be here without your efforts. It is most impressive to me how dedicated you […]

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, ICU, liver transplant, patient stories, transplant


A Thank You Letter to UCLA on behalf of my Father

July 7, 2016

A Thank You Letter to UCLA on behalf of my Father

By patrickeck patrickeck

To the UCLA medical team who cared for my father in his final weeks of life: My father, Frank Eck, recently passed away on the 8th floor of your medical center, in the ICU. After a bravely combating a myriad of health issues for two-and-a-half weeks with profound determination to get better and head home, […]

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Tags: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, cancer, chemotherapy, child life specialist, Dr. Jacqueline Casillas, Dr. Stephen Feig, Dr. William Suh, featured, hematology, ICU, oncology, patient stories