This little warrior recently underwent a liver transplant and I was totally amazed at how well she was doing when I met her and her family at Ronald McDonald House this past week.
Izzy was born on March 10th, 2013 and was able to go home with her family. Five weeks later, Izzy was admitted back into hospital in Regina and diagnosed with biliary atresia. Her first surgery, a Kasai procedure, took place when she was 58 days old with the goal of delaying or preventing a liver transplant.
Izzy was placed on the transplant list in January and got her new liver on April 14th at the age of thirteen months. It turns out that Alexis was Izzy’s donor. This detail almost brought me to tears.
Izzy’s recovery is going well and the Campbell’s hope to be home by early July.
Izzy, it was great to meet you. Even on a day with no nap, you were delightful!!