Addyson chronicles (March 10th)

Welcome to our craziness. Let’s just start by saying that. I feel like we live in a state of craziness lately. So back in OCTOBER I booked today’s follow up with addysons sleep neurologist. There was nothing on the calendar year, so today looked like the perfect day. Plus it was a 930am appt… GoodContinue reading “Addyson chronicles (March 10th)”

Infusion # who knows 😂

Yesterday ethen had his eye appointment. His script has changed (gotten worse) but with new glasses they got him to 20/20. However we are screwed if his glasses ever break because he’s way past the eye sight for driving (when it’s time). We will always make sure he has a spare pair w him. HeContinue reading “Infusion # who knows 😂”

So we have had a few people ask for updates from yesterday. It’s tough. It’s emotionally draining. I needed a day to think through it all, discuss it and then find a way to explain it. We left with another new diagnosis and no new treatment options. For the second time in 8 weeks weContinue reading

Tree drive drop off and Drs appointments

Another busy day. Addyson had two Drs appointments today and home hospital teaching. We also decided that today would be the tree drive drop off date and lunch with a friend! First appointment was with one of addysons autonomic dysfunction Drs. She agreed we are on the right path and have already tried all theContinue reading “Tree drive drop off and Drs appointments”

Cardiology, infusion and swim meet

Another busy day. It started with addysons cardiology appointment. We found out her echo was abnormal as her aortic root is enlarged. It cannot shrink back however we need everyone to hope, pray, whatever it is that you believe in. We need addysons aortic root enlightenment to stay under 3.0. Hers is close to theContinue reading “Cardiology, infusion and swim meet”

Surgical follow up

Today we had addysons follow up with her surgeon. I know it’s odd to still have a surgeon one year post her most recent surgery, however he will follow her for years because he’s also the one who will do her next surgery, which will most likely be her pectus excavatum repair. Today we discussedContinue reading “Surgical follow up”

Pediatrician check up

Why does every one of addysons doctors say “she’s one that sticks with me and makes me think”? They all also say man, she’s still full of spunk even years later. Let her keep that sass it makes her the fighter that she is. Today we saw her pediatrican and we talked through everything. WeContinue reading “Pediatrician check up”

Whole Genome Sequencing

Addysons Whole Genome Sequencing came back after some mix ups. Her blood work from today also came back abnormal In her genome: They refound her MEFV Gene and her CHRNB2 Gene. They also found another gene: UGT1A1 *1/*28. The ugt1a1 gene means that she is a Intermediate Metabolizer. We were told that this means thatContinue reading “Whole Genome Sequencing”

Recap on last few weeks

The kids got their report cards. I’m very proud of both of them. Ethen has faced a lot of issues so far this school year but his grades are good. He’s even in advanced courses. Addyson has always been grade levels behind due to all her missed school time due to surgeries and medical appointments.Continue reading “Recap on last few weeks”