Team Addison

Though I usually think of “Team Addison” as our support circle of aunties, uncles, cousins, grandparents, extended family, friends and colleagues, it really is so much more than that. Our little princess has a whole squad of dedicated professionals who are keeping her healthy and strong. We had a visit this morning from the latest addition to the roster – a physiotherapist.

The physiotherapist is helping Addison overcome any development delays from being in the ICU for so long. And she is working on getting our baby girl’s new heart nice and strong, ready for the busy life of a toddler. During our session this morning, Addison actually rolled over onto her tummy all by herself! While this is great news for her development, it does mean diaper changes are going to involve a lot more pre-planning – no more solo time on the change table while Mommy or Daddy goes to get something.

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Here are the people on the current rotation of “Team Addison”:

♥ cardiologists

♥ echo/ecg techs

♥ neurologist

♥ transplant nurses

♥ dietitian

♥ social worker

♥ pharmacist

♥ pediatrician

♥ infant development consultant

♥ physiotherapist

There are also a number of support staff on the team, including audiologists, neonatologist, all the lab techs who take Addison’s blood. Makes us wonder how do parents of regular babies do it? At any time, if I have questions about anything baby-related – from poops to playtime – I have someone I can email or call.You know that saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”? Well, in Addison’s case, it couldn’t be more accurate.


Elaine, Aaron and Addison

2 thoughts on “Team Addison

  1. Addison, your bright wee face brings a huge smile to my heart 🙂 Your continued progress is inspirational xoxo
    Elaine, we often wonder the same thing . . .about what it is like to do things for an “average” kid???!!!! I don’t think we would know how to do it! And like you, we feel truly blessed and fortunate to have the teams that support our boys everyday!
    Take care,

  2. Go team Addison!!! It’s amazing how many people love and support princess Addison!!!! I cannot believe she turned over by herself!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!! I love hearing how much stronger she is getting every day!

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