Medically speaking it‚€™s been an uneventful year for Truman and his asthma. We have not been back to the Phoenix Children‚€™s Hospital emergency room since September of 2019. We continue to keep Truman on daily inhalers and have had minimal use of his emergency inhaler. He has not had any respiratory distress in a year.
With the respiratory concerns and many unknowns of Covid we have kept Truman isolated during the pandemic. Thankfully we are outdoorsy types and Truman and I kept up our hiking until it was simply too warm. After that we found many new run routes in our neighborhood ‚€“ enjoying especially exploring along the Highline Canal. Weekends are spent with drives and camping trips in Northern Arizona. I had several races that went virtual because of the pandemic that Truman kept me company in the stroller. He did his first official kids run this summer too with the Sesame Street Fun Run. He loves to go ‚€œfast‚€.
(Truman actually crashed the Phoenix Children‚€™s Kids Dash last year ‚€“ he just got so excited to see all the kids running he joined in. The young volunteers handing out medals were kind enough to give him a medal which he wore proudly for months. I‚€™m pleased for him to be an official entrant this year! His dad will be waiting at the finish line with a medal.)
I continue to be grateful for the support and expertise of Phoenix Children‚€™s Hospital ‚€“ epically as they have sorted out how to operate from a distance. Our checkup in March was over the phone ‚€“ it might have been one of the first and it was handled as well as could be expected under last minute circumstances.
Now more than ever I take great comfort and pride for having Phoenix Children‚€™s Hospital as a part of my community and support team. Please if you can support this organization.