Sarah Murnaghan, 10, Of Philadelphia Set For Surgery After Getting New Lungs

7:44 AM, Jul 2, 2013   |    comments
On May 30, Sarah Murnaghan celebrated her 100th day in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with her father, Fran, and mother, Janet. (Photo: Murnaghan family via AP)
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 10-year-old suburban Philadelphia girl who got adult lungs after her parents sued to change national transplant rules is set for more surgery to repair her diaphragm.

Sarah Murnaghan is set to have the latest procedure at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at 10 a.m. Tuesday. That's according to a post on the Facebook page of her mother, Janet Murnaghan.

On Friday, the family revealed the girl had to receive a second set of lungs after the first failed within hours of the original June 12 transplant. Her mother says the second transplant was a success and the girl was able to take a few breaths on her own.

Her mother says she had to be put back on a ventilator due to partial paralysis of her diaphragm, a complication of the surgery.

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