View Full Version : CANADIANS: Need help getting child home!
03-26-2002, 04:07 PM
If you are a Canadian, or have experience with the Canadian health care system/legal system, please read this!! Our fellow poster "Ardyth" is having some serious trouble trying to get her daughter home. She has a trach, is on a vent, and has some other issues requiring 24 hour nursing care. Most of the children here at least started in that position and we were able to bring our children home in the US. Ardyth really could use your help and support! She is fighting tooth and nail and is getting no support from the Canadian health system. It is as if the hospital has custody of her child and they won't let her come home. You all remember how frustrating and scary and out of control you felt when your children were in the hospital. If you could please email Ardyth from her post on page 2 or post here, perhaps we could help her to get her daughter home. Thank you in advance for your help and prayers for her family. Ardyth's friend, Susan http://www.twinEnterprises.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
03-27-2002, 01:22 PM
Here's some more info on Ardyth from her last post.. Hi, I looked at my message and thought maybe I should explain about my daughter.Shealee was born Sept.14/99 and was diagnosed fairly quickly with vaters association. She has had heart surgeries,trachea surgery for a stenosis just above the corina,right and left broncialmacia, paralysis in left diaphram which occured during cardiac surgery,has a colostomy due to imperforate anus,has had a fundal plycation,g-tube, trach and has had many bronchs as her airway has almost completely closed off twice due to granuloma. She is thriving now but we are having a really hard time getting her home, which is the reason, I am asking if others have had problems and how they cope with them. After being in the hospital since birth is was joyeus to know she can come home,and in our wildest dreams never imagined all the problems associated with trying to accomplish that.It is very disheartening. Thanks
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