Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Carter- 6 Months Post Transplant
Today marks a very significant milestone for Carter. Six months ago, he received the life giving gift of a new heart. In these short six months Teresa and Erick have been very careful to ensure that Carter's sensitive immune system was not affected by outside germys and goopies (technical terms). Carter's immune system is still weaker than that of most healthy two year old boys, and his doctors continue to closely monitor blood levels, heart rate and other indicators of potential trouble. His visits to Seattle Children's Hospital are fewer than they were in the early months, but they still continue. Each day, week, and month that passes is a gift for Carter and is another day where he gets to play with his friends and family. Thank you as always for everyone that is following Carter's story. He is a true inspiration!