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Jesse Peterson, 8, brother of Jordan Peterson, talks Thursday at the family's RV in Houston with WDAY's Kevin Wallevand about his big brother getting the OK to leave the hospital.

Lung transplant recipient gets green light to leave Texas hospital


HOUSTON - Jordan Peterson was resting comfortably Thursday night at a hospital here after a brief scare a day earlier, and the 10-year-old with a new set of lungs got some terrific news: He'll be leaving today.

Jordan, who received a double lung transplant last week, was sent back to the operating room Wednesday at Texas Children's Hospital. But once surgeons discovered it was just mucus in his lungs, they gave the Fargo boy the green light to leave the hospital.

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