One of the most wonderful resources that I have had since I found out that I was pregnant with Jackson is a group of women who were also due with babies in August- thus we are called the August 2010 Moms (I know original!). One of the August babies has had a very hard first year and I've added a button on the top left of my blog so that you can find out more about Audric and if you are able- to help him and his family out a little :)
Here is a little blurb that his wonderful mother wrote to fill you in on what's going on with Audric (aka Jackson's friend):
Audric is 14 months old. He was born August 24, 2010. He was born with biliary atresia, which is a rare liver disease. His common bile duct was malformed and he was not able to drain bile. He had a kasai surgery October 13, 2010 to connect his bile liver straight to the liver to help drain bile. This surgery is a bridge to transplant. The kasai can last 30 years or fail immediately. The doctors cannot predict. Most children get a transplant within 5 years. Audric was hospitalized 6 times during his first 12 months with GI bleeds and/or infections. His doctors decided that it was time for a new liver. He received his gift of life October 6, 2011, and was only on the waiting list 12 days!