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After COVID-related transplant delays, 16-year-old N.S. girl gets lung transplant

Transplant patient’s pandemic life: family bonding, and hope that lungs come soon In June, when she last spoke to The Canadian Press, the 16-year-old said she felt ready for the oft-delayed operation, as her energy levels had fallen.[ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ]Her grandmother, Judy Robichaud, describes the double lung transplant performed on Monday as “very successful.”She says the initial surgery to repair two holes in Tahlia’s heart was somewhat more difficult than expected because the heart was more enlarged than anticipated.

Robichaud estimates the dual operations required 13 hours.“I’m emotionally exhausted but exhilarated and a bit fragile after six months of waiting and not knowing.

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