The toddler has a collection of medical points, some she has had since earlier than delivery.
With surgical procedure and therapy at Lurie Youngsters’s Hospital and a transitional keep on the Ronald McDonald Home Nearly Dwelling Children Program, she is ready to depart and at last go house for the primary time since she was born.
“I can say I’ve gained one other household, it’s been fantastic being right here,” mentioned Abby’s mom, Kaitlynn Cox.
Whereas Abby was getting care, her mom stayed at Ronald McDonald Home, the place Cox has lived for 721 days – the longest keep on the facility.
“They’ve been so supportive in so some ways with me with the ability to come and keep each different weekend,” mentioned Abby’s grandmother, Carrie Chesters. “I’ve had a spot to remain.”
“On this case, it has been so lengthy and so difficult for them to get to the purpose the place they’ll depart as a household unit. It’s so particular,” mentioned Lisa Mitchell with the Ronald McDonald Home of Chicago.
“We’ve loved our keep right here however now we get to reside our lives exterior of the town. It’s going to be wonderful, I’m so excited,” Cox mentioned.
The day marks the primary time Abby will see her house in Spherical Lake.
“It’s terrifying and excited on the similar time as a result of we’re accountable for maintaining this little lady alive. Being on a ventilator, that’s one thing that’s very intimidating,” Chesters mentioned
“We did have some scary moments however she is proving everyone improper,” Cox added. “It’s been an extended journey and I believe it’s just the start.”
“Now we get to begin this new chapter and I can’t wait! I’m trying ahead to all of it,” Chesters mentioned.
They hope she is going to get stronger and finally have the ability to breathe with out help, in addition to be taught to stroll.
For now, nonetheless, Abby nonetheless requires 24 hours care, and her household and nurses will help her in her own residence.
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