Honour wall for King Eddies kids
A MOTHER and daughter’s remarkable story will be the first to be commemorated with a Gold Butterfly on King Edward Memorial Hospital’s Centenary Honour Wall.
Emi Rodoni had been bleeding in hospital for two days when the difficult decision was made to deliver her baby 10 weeks premature.
Milly, at just 30 weeks, began her fight to survive. She was resuscitated at birth and had to stay on a ventilator for days.
Milly went on to thrive, and at seven-and-a-half weeks she was able to go home. Now five years old, Milly has hit every developmental milestone with no trouble and is in good health.
When Emi Rodoni heard that the hospital was establishing a Mum’s Centenary Honour Wall, she wanted her family’s story to be part of it.
“I was given exceptional care in the intensive care ward and continued to have amazing care while on the ward for the next five days I was at KEMH,” she said.
“All the nurses in the neonatal rooms were incredible. Having to leave our baby girl every day was one of the hardest things we have ever done, but knowing she was in the safest hands always gave us a little more comfort and confidence. We could not have done it without them all.”
Ms Rodoni said she wanted her and Milly’s experience to be part of the hospital’s centenary celebrations to “show how thankful we are of everything King Eddies did for us”.
“Our family – Nanny, Poppy, Nanna T, Poppy Dave, Aunty Ashe, Uncle David and Uncle Zac – all generously donated so that we could have a Gold Butterfly and help towards an amazing cause: research to prevent pre-term birth,” she said.
All women whose babies were born or treated at King Eddies are invited to be an enduring part of the hospital’s centenary celebration through the honour wall.
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Milly in intensive care with mum Emi.
Milly Rodoni today, a healthy five-year-old.