When Karen McEwen looks back at the first three years of her oldest daughter’s life, she describes it pretty succinctly.
“If we weren’t in the hospital, we were in a doctor’s office.”
Chronic bouts of pneumonia and bronchitis, severe wheezing and coughing, and repeated ear infections – it was one thing after another for Elana McEwen.
But doctors weren’t sure why Elana kept getting so sick. Eventually, her family was referred to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital to see Dr. Marc Hershenson in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology.