Wednesday, October 10, 2007

OK! So we thought that it was about time to start a blog about Kaidence. We have so many people concerened for her and we want people to get updates as often as they want. I should have started this in July when everything started however, I have been so busy and to tell you the truth it is just too mentally overwhelming.

AS you know at 5 months of age Kaidence was originally diagnosed with Myocarditits (inflamation of the heart) which in turn caused Cardiomyopothy with sever left ventricular dialation. Basically her heart cannot pump hard enough to pump the blood through her body. It should pump at about 60% and after getting sick it has stayed about 15%. However, she is now only pumping out 5%. Kaidence got a stomach virus while on vacation and the doctors think that she caught the virus and it went straight to her heart.

Kaidence is a tough little girl. She has spent 35 days in the hospital. She has had probably about 30 IV's and 4 pick lines that deliver the medications to her heart. She has also had 4 blood transfusions to date. WE have been trying to buy Kaidence time to get better and keep her from needing a heart transplant but time is running out.