Sunday, October 23, 2011

Special Edition- Help Jackson's friend :)

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!

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This blog will document the lives of Jackson, Joe, and Bernie throughout 2011. The purpose of this blog is to learn to celebrate and appreciate something every day. It will also have comments from me about being a new mom, trying to raise a child to appreciate and respect all things in nature.