Jun 28, 2016 Latest post:
Dec 20, 2016
On June 20th, she first went into the doctor not feeling well. They thought it was a bug. On June 22nd, she still did not feel well and went to urgent care in Beaver Dam . At this point, they thought it was mono. On Friday, urgent care called and said the mono test was negative, they thought it was strep. On Saturday, June 25th Madison was having trouble breathing so she went back to urgent care. The doctors discovered she had fluid in her lungs. They transported her to UW Children's Hospital by ambulance. When she arrived, it was determined that she has myocharditis. On Saturday night, she was hooked up to oxygen. Sunday during the day was a good day. Madison was sitting up in the chair and eating. Sunday night she had a full oxygen mask. On Monday morning, things went from bad to worse. They had to perform CPR and then she was put on a bypass-type machine, EcMo. From what we can tell, there was no interruption of blood flow to the brain and she retained complete neurological function. She responded to Jara's voice and could respond to the doctor's when asked. The machine will keep her blood pumping to keep her organs functioning but give her heart a rest. She is conscious but heavily sedated so she is comfortable. Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.