Twelve-year-old Stormie Jones, the world's only heart-liver transplant survivor, spent Wednesday back in the operating room after suffering from internal bleeding following her second liver transplant Tuesday. Stormie, who six years ago became the world's first simultaneous heart-liver transplant recipient, received a second transplanted liver Tuesday after developing hepatitis, a liver disease.
Her blood pressure fell overnight after the surgery, the result of internal bleeding, and she was returned to the operating room of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Stormie left the operating room by early evening, hospital officials said. They had no details, except that she was listed in critical condition, which is normal after transplant surgery.
They said doctors had been pleased with Stormie's recovery Wednesday morning, despite the blood pressure drop.