PDP Exclusives by Rebecca

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Holidays are over and a new year

I really need to get better at keeping up on here. Addisyn had her bronch on Dec 7. I didn't go as planned and I was bummed about it for a while. However, I am now over it. Addisyn's bronch showed significant malacia in the lower airway. It is basically unchanged from her first bronch in the NICU. Because of this, she is scheduled for an MRI and will have that tomorrow. If there is something pressing on her airway, it will require a major surgery called an aortapexy to fix. However, tracheomalacia typically resolves by 2 years old and is its worse at around 18 months. All of this information I found on the internet, so I am not sure why her Dr is jumping the gun so soon and ordering the MRI. I am fine with it though, because if there is something that needs correcting, I would rather know sooner than later.

Aside from everything else, the Holidays came and went and everything went pretty well. Addy stayed healthy with the exception of a cold. It was wonderful being able to celebrate the holidays as a family instead of having one of our children in the hospital and the others at home. Addisyn has come so far in the past year and never fails to make us laugh. She is truely a crazy, funny little kid.