Today we can start living as a family in our home - Krystle Attard
“We can now start living as a family.”
These were the words of Krystle Attard to The Malta Independent yesterday. Three months ago she gave birth to her daughter Jordie. When she was 35 weeks pregnant she had to give birth because her gynaecologist told her that the baby had problems in her stomach which could be fatal unless she delivered.
Ms Attard said that the condition of her daughter was diagnosed when she was 32 weeks pregnant and was described to her by doctors as very serious and if action was not taken the unborn child would lose her life.
Ms Attard explained that Jordie was born on 16 August and her husband, Stephen Zammit, together with their daughter had to leave Malta some days later to come to King’s College Hospital in London.
The day after they arrived in London, Jordie had her first operation which was a success and during all this time the whole family remained in London and as Ms Attard said, she found a lot of support from the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation, her husband’s workplace and family members.
Ms Attard said that few weeks after Jordie’s first operation she needed a second one which, “thanks to the medical team here at King’s College Hospital was another success.”
Jordie spent the last three months recovering and receiving care from the medical team.
The father said that now this nightmare is over and we are happy that Jordie can now live a normal life.
Ms Attard said that this child has never been in her family home but today they start their journey back to Malta and back to their normal routine which they miss a lot.
The Zammit family were yesterday visited by the President of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca at hospital. The President thanked the medical staff that took care of this new born and wished Jordie and her parents a full life.