...is with a big smile on your face and a song in your heart. We are all so happy this is how we get to send baby Oliver and his family off into the big, wide world. Some remember Oliver’s story from our spring newsletter. Expected to be born with a heart defect, Oliver’s heart turned out to be fine, but a host of other mysterious symptoms resulted in the infant undergoing 25 blood transfusions
in just five days.
The family has lived at the House since Super Bowl Sunday (also known as Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Sunday!), and the closest they got to a firm diagnosis for Oliver’s condition was a rare disorder of the immune system known as HLH. Always in the hospital, it was months before Oliver’s mom could even hold him.
In the end, Oliver’s treatments ended up suppressing the condition to the point that Oliver’s natural and healthy growth overtook the little bad that was left, leaving him on the road to full recovery and giving the family the chance to hug, hold and play with Oliver to their heart’s content.
Best wishes to all and here's to happy goodbyes.