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Offline CareDC

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Family may be able to take baby Kaylee home, father says
« on: April 09, 2009, 02:52:19 PM »
This story is as sad as it gets.

The parents of a gravely ill baby girl who had offered their daughter's heart to save the life of another seriously ill infant are awaiting word from doctors if they can take their child home.

"Me and Mom, here, we definitely want to take her home that's our ultimate goal, but you know the doctors here at the hospital don't have the greatest outlook for her," Kaylee's father Jason Wallace, told CBC News on Thursday morning.

Wallace and Kaylee's mother, Crystal Vitelli, said doctors at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children told the couple on Wednesday night that their daughter's condition is considered stable, but that she could still die at any time.

Two-month-old Kaylee, from Bradford, Ont., suffers from Joubert syndrome, an extremely rare brain abnormality that could cause her to stop breathing during sleep.

The condition comes in a variety of severities but doctors believe she suffers from one of the most severe cases and is under 24-hour care in an intensive-care nursery at the hospital.

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Home prepared for baby Kaylee's return
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 02:58:30 PM »
Home health care support has been arranged in preparation for the discharge of critically ill baby Kaylee Vitelli tomorrow from the Hospital for Sick Children.

Three-month-old Kaylee will go home to Bradford with parents Jason Wallace and Crystal Vitelli if her condition doesn't worsen, family spokesperson J.P. Pampena said yesterday


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