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A 13-month-old Canadian boy known as Baby Joseph has received a tracheotomy and is expected to remain in pediatric intensive care in St. Louis for seven to 10 days.
Joseph Maraachli underwent the procedure Monday after arriving last week at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. The Catholic hospital agreed to treat him after his doctors at an Ontario hospital determined that he was in a permanent vegetative state and in deteriorating condition.
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