Madeline is on the road to recovery.
On Wednesday, Madeline was moved to inpatient rehab. It was originally thought that Madeline would do her rehabilitation at UPMC Montefiore -- where she spent some time in the spring after her transplant. However, there were no beds available to her there so she was moved to another inpatient rehabilitation facility within the UPMC consortium. This new facility is outside of the city and much closer to the Petersons -- who have been kind enough to take a Jim in once again.
The next day, Thursday, June 8th, Jim & Mad welcomed their fourth grandchild and first granddaughter, Caroline Grace Reilly. Caroline was born at 5:04 am at 8 lbs, 2 oz and 21.5+ inches long with a headfull of dark hair. Meg & Caroline are both doing well and returned home today -- providing extra incentive for Mad to get home ASAP!!!
As expected, Mad has been putting forth her very best effort during her twice-daily PT & OT sessions which have included climbing steps, using a walker to move down a hallway, and going up a curb with the walker.
Madeline expects to be discharged Tuesday afternoon and she and Jim will then fly home on Wednesday afternoon to meet and snuggle Caroline! Jim and Mad are also looking forward to seeing their extended family next Saturday as they celebrate the wedding of their niece Kaitlin and soon-to-be-nephew Brian.
As often as possible, we'll try to update this page to let you know how Madeline is doing and where she is in her fight for new lungs. Visit often!