Hon­our wall for King Ed­dies kids

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

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.

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