#hillofajourney serves as a vessel to communicate the challenges, triumphs and progress of our lives. Our readers can expect honest and detailed updates on our family as we tackle Hudson's medical issues. Will it be sappy at times? Yes. Will it be brutally honest? Absolutely. Will it help our readers understand what our family is going through? That's the goal.


January 29, 2017

Thanks Garth Brooks for that wonderful song however, I interpret those words a little differently now. We have been lucky to meet so many incredibly strong families along our journey so far. There is something to be said about being able to relate to people going throu...

January 28, 2017

Today we had to pack up and say goodbye to Dude and Jax as we sent them to Colorado to stay and play with my (Jordan's) family. For those of you that know me, you know I am a crazy dog lady so you can understand how hard it was to come to this decision.  I just need my...

January 27, 2017

We received the wonderful news that we were able to continue to care for Hudson at home. This is a little different than being 'discharged' from the hospital because we (Morgan and I) will continue to provide a heightened level of care for Hudson but we now have the op...

January 22, 2017

This past week was the week we have been looking forward to since finding out that Hudson's Kasai procedure failed. We knew the evaluation days would be long and information filled but nothing we couldn't handle.

We were lucky that my dad was able to fly out and be the...

January 19, 2017

They prepped us that it had to get worse before it got better. I mentally prepared myself for that - or so I thought. Seeing Hudson unable to do an essential thing like eat breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes even now. My stomach drops like I am on a rollercoas...

January 16, 2017

Hudson's breathing and labs have improved enough for us to be moved from the ICU to the acute surgical/transplant floor.  Today we will focus on Hudson tolerating feeding by mouth so they can take out the feeding tube. 

Tomorrow starts the official transplant evalu...

January 16, 2017

Hello all, 

To say the past 48 hours have been eventful would be an understatement. The important thing is that Hudson is trending in the right direction and doing better.  A very brief highlight of what we know so far: 

Hudson was in septic shock when he was admitt...

January 14, 2017

Yesterday, Hudson woke up from his nap breathing differently than he had before. He had a temperature of 102 and started looking pale. I knew something was wrong when he didn't like my singing (because everyone who knows me knows that I have a voice of an angel)

We went...

January 11, 2017

We received our schedule for the transplant evaluation process. We will undergo a 2 day evaluation on Jan. 17th and 19th in which we will meet with various doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and psychologists as well as conduct labs, ultrasounds, CAT and CT...

January 9, 2017

Since publishing this blog, I have had people wondering what has happened with Hudson and our family up to this point. There are three additional pages to this website. You will see the page options on the upper right corner of the website. If you are on your mobile, y...

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