Round Lake toddler with series of medical issues goes home for 1st time since birth

Round Lake toddler with series of medical issues goes home for 1st time since birth

ROUND LAKE, Ailing. (TOC) — Ronald McDonald Home Chicago had been dwelling to 2-year-old Abby and her household, however Wednesday she bought to truly go dwelling.

The toddler has a sequence of medical points, some she has had since earlier than beginning.

With surgical procedure and therapy at Lurie Kids’s Hospital and a transitional keep on the Ronald McDonald Home Nearly Dwelling Children Program, she is ready to go away and eventually go dwelling for the primary time since she was born.

“I can say I’ve gained one other household, it has been great 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 have 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 will depart as a household unit. It’s so particular,” mentioned Lisa Mitchell with the Ronald McDonald Home of Chicago.

“We have loved our keep right here however now we get to reside our lives exterior of the town. It’ll be superb, I am so excited,” Cox mentioned.

The day marks the primary time Abby will see her dwelling in Spherical Lake.

“It is terrifying and excited on the identical time as a result of we’re answerable for retaining this little woman alive. Being on a ventilator, that is one thing that is very intimidating,” Chesters mentioned

“We did have some scary moments however she is proving everyone mistaken,” Cox added. “It has been a protracted journey and I believe it is just the start.”

“Now we get to begin this new chapter and I can not wait! I am 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 study to stroll.

For now, nonetheless, Abby nonetheless requires 24 hours care, and her household and nurses will assist her in her own residence.

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