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Surprise Thanksgiving Homecoming From Extended Hospitals Stay
Hi Ellen!
This video is from Thanksgiving two years ago. My daughter, Olivia, was born with a condition called Hydrocephalus and has two devices (shunts) in her brain that drain the spinal fluid to her tummy. On October 31st 2015 she was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis because her shunts became infected. We were in the hospital 8 hours away from home one Seattle with her for almost 4 weeks where she had 4 more brain surgeries, 2 seizures, a stay in the ICU and a surgery for a PICC line placement. We were discharged the day before thanksgiving but told our family we had to stay in the area for more testing the following week. But we left the hospital and drove 8 hours home, arriving late evening and made it to our family’s thanksgiving dinner to surprise them. The only people that knew were my sister-in-law and brother-in-law because the dinner was at their home and they helped keep the secret. this video is a constant reminder to us how thankful we are for her health now.
139 views Nov 12, 2017
Kaitlin Armerding
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