Monday, August 10, 2009

Meet Addysen

Addy was born with duodenal atresia, imperforate anus, chronic lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and patent ductus arteriosus. Addy spent about 5 months in the NICU before being released to her birth parents. She was discharged with 24 hour O2, g-tube (peg type) 20 hour continual feeding, colostomy, mucous fistula, lasix, viagra, and four breathing treatments per day. Her birth parents had been looking for an adoptive family for her since she was a couple of weeks old. Once she turned 6 months old they decided to look in the midwest and not just her home state of Minnesota. We were contacted about Addy on May 17, 2007 and she became ours on August 6, 2007! Addy has had surgery to create her anus, remove peg tube and placed Mickey button and ear tubes placed. She then had colostomy take down surgery right after Christmas. She then had tonsils and adenoids removed April 2008 and a bronchoscopy performed. In June of 08 it was determined that s he no longer has pulmonary hypertension or obstructive sleep apnea and was removed from all O2 support. Addy has a tendency to get dehydrated very easily and succumbs to tummy illnesses easily too. When she is on antibiotics she usually ends up with C-Diff and has to stay in the hospital. She has had pneumonia/RSV once since we have had her but multiple times before she came home. She is currently doing well but we are still cautious!


  1. Oh my! This little girl has gone through so much, and look how happy she is! I am so glad that she has found a kind and loving home. Best wishes to her for good health and happiness!

    Lots of love from a Grandma called Mimi.

  2. she is a precious angel. im always in AWE of what they can go thru, and still...she smiles