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January 11, 2023 update

In December, we celebrated Arden’s first heart transplant anniversary. What a year this has been! The first six months were the hardest. It became much more manageable as...

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May 4, 2022 Update

Arden continues to thrive with her new heart. She goes to her follow-up cardiologist appointments once a month. As her new heart has acclimated to her body, it...

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Back to School

Yesterday, Arden had her regular cardiology check-up. She is doing so well that now she only has to see the cardiologist once a month. Her doctors continue to...

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Heart Catheterization Results

On Thursday, Arden had a heart catheterization. The doctors do this routine cath after transplant to assess the new heart's function. Everything went smoothly during the cath, and...

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Life at home

Here is an update on what we have been up to since we arrived home. Arden went to the hospital for three scheduled appointments during our first week...

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January 28, 2022 – Day 48

We are going home! We are waiting on discharge medications and final instructions, and then we will be on our way by early afternoon. It has been a...

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January 27, 2022 – Day 47

Today, the doctors are removing the chest tube! Tomorrow morning, Arden will have another chest x-ray. If the x-ray looks good, they plan to discharge her sometime in...

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January 25, 2022 – Day 45

Arden is strong and healthy enough to go home, but she is still in the hospital because of the chest tube. The doctors decided to try something new...

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January 20, 2022 – Day 40

Day 40. I'll just let that sink in—forty days in the hospital. There haven't been a lot of changes since my last update. Arden is still in an...

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January 16, 2022 – Day 36

Today, Arden was finally moved back out of the ICU and into an inpatient room again. Her chest tube is still bothersome, but the draining has begun to...

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