We are still within reach of my little goal of no hospitalizations within Addison’s first year post-transplant. I don’t really know why I came up with that milestone…I think I read somewhere in an obscure study that paediatric heart transplant patients who aren’t rehospitalized within the first year do better long-term, but I could be imagining that too. At the time, one year just seemed like such a long stretch to get through without any major speed bumps so I thought it would be quite the accomplishment if the little princess stayed healthy.
The test results have not turned up anything serious, such as the flu, RSV or pneumonia. It’s likely a bronchial infection. We got home late last night armed with a week’s worth of antibiotics. Addison was one sleepy and tired little girl by the end of our ER visit and even with a little bout of vomiting when we arrived home, she went straight to sleep.
This morning, she is still having a little tummy issue, which could be from the antibiotics or her infection. But overall, Addison is definitely feeling better. Lots of happy chatting and book flipping, which is always a good sign.
Elaine, Aaron and Addison
PS Thank you for all your get-well messages of encouragement!