A lot can happen in four years and May 2015 certainly turned out a lot different than May 2011. Though we had two visits to the hospital, both occasions were about giving back and had nothing to do with medical stuff. That’s coming in June and July.
Earlier in the month we took part in Nurses Week with a special team from BC Transplant (and bearing gifts of chocolate thanks to the generosity of Rocky Mountain Chocolates). It was a chance to say thank you to all the fantastic nurses from BCCH who look after the Princess and all the other transplant kids in our province. Some of the nurses in the ICU had not seen Addison since she was a newborn fighting for her life. Seeing their emotional reactions made me tear up, just realizing how far our little girl has come. We ❤ all of our nurses!!
Then this past weekend Addison stole the show in her fourth appearance at Miracle Weekend, the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation annual telethon. “Please give me your money for the sick kids!” How can you say no to that? Though she spent more time playing with her BFF Teagan rather than actually working the cameras, she was definitely a superstar.
We are back at the hospital in two weeks…and not for fun. It’s Addison’s annual biopsy – something I definitely dread and appreciate at the same time. All her biopsies have been zero rejection so far and that’s always a huge relief. Yet the procedure, with the anesthetic and potential risks, makes me tense. We are ever so hopeful this might be the last biopsy for at least a couple of years. I have been trying to explain to Addison what happens during a biopsy. She seems to think it’s all good because there are Popsicles afterwards.
Elaine, Aaron and Addison