>> Monday, August 3, 2009
Yes, that's really Kamryn in the car seat ready to go in the front door!
This day has been so amazing, exciting, and at the same time sad. Not too long after we arrived, the local NBC station and the33 News arrived to do more stories on Kamryn and CDH. They will be on tv here locally on channel 5 at 4:30, 5:00, and 6:00 with a possibility of 10:00. The33 news will run the story again and add some going home footage tonight at 9:00. I will definitely post the video's tonight.
It was great having Dr. Zaretsky and Dr. Savani there to talk to the news crews. These two doctors have been nothing short of amazing and I have talked about what they have meant to our family on numerous occasions. It meant the world to us that they were there to see Kamryn go home. Traci, one of her incredible primary nurses, was interviewed for the news also. We hope this will help get the word out locally about this awful condition and raise more awareness of it.
We then spent a lot of time saying goodbye. For 48 days we have wanted to get out of there with our daughter, but when the time came to leave today, it was so difficult. 3 of our primary nurses were there to see Kamryn off (Gretchen, we missed you so much, but are thankful we were able to spend time with you Saturday night) plus a lot of other nurses that have been critical to Kamryn's recovery. I didn't realize how hard it was going to be to say goodbye to these amazing people. They are like family now and we are going to miss them more than they know. I hope they realize just how special and amazing we believe they all are.
So here it is, the departure from the NICU for Kamryn and the reunion with her sister Brooke:
Three of her four primary nurses - Tamara, Traci, and Monica
Check out Kamryn - I think she was telling us to wait because she needed to fix her hair.
The reunion (notice Brooke hasn't missed any meals):
To the staff of Parkland and Children's, Thank You for making these pictures possible. You all will always be our hero's and we know it is because of you that our daughter is home. They gave this to Kamryn today and we look forward to hanging it next to her crib: