Friday, September 5, 2008

Thank You!

Throughout this journey, so many people touched Kayley’s life. Unfortunately, Megan and I really haven’t had a chance to say thank you until now.

First of all, we would like to thank Kayley’s Grandma, Marla. She made it possible for me to be with Megan when she was in the hospital and with Kayley after she was born. She took Drew in and was glad to do it. She allowed us not to worry about him. And the best part, Drew wasn’t impacted at all. He was with Grandma and he was happy. They became great buddies during that time. She even took care of Drew some Saturdays so Megan could go to the hospital and I could work on my golf game. Without her willingness to help out, there’s no way Megan and I could have been so involved with Kayley.

Next, we would like to thank our primary nurses at Phoenix Children’s Hospital…Lindsey, Kay, and Jill. They were all with us since the beginning and they were all so great to Kayley, Megan, and I. It’s a very stressful situation when your 3 lb, premature baby girl gets admitted to the NICU and they gave us so much comfort. We could tell how much they cared for Kayley. And, they were all so willing to answer all the questions that Megan and I had…and as you can imagine, there were a lot.

Also, we’d like to thank all the other nurses and staff at PCH. Many of them cared for Kayley numerous times and we added them as our associate nurses after Kayley had been there awhile. I could try to name all of them but there were so many that cared for Kayley that I’m afraid I’d miss someone. As I’ve said before, we were definitely at the best place in Phoenix for the situation we were in and this amazing staff makes it that way. As much as a parent worries when their child is in the hospital and not at home, we wouldn’t have wanted Kayley anywhere else.

And last, we’d like to thank everyone, family, friends, friends of family, family of friends, etc. who has followed Kayley’s journey. All of your thoughts and prayers were definitely appreciated and were definitely answered. Our ‘roller coaster’ ride through the NICU was limited to only a few ups and downs because of them. Our family is so lucky to have so many caring and thoughtful people on our side.

So again, thank you to you all. We couldn’t have made it through this without you!

Andy & Megan


  1. Well, you are most certainly welcome but I must add that it was a blessing for me to be here for your family and help out. I have marveled at the strength and love you have shown your children during this most stressful time and I know first hand that they are two of the luckiest cutie pies around to have you as parents. Love, Grandma a.k.a Marla :-)

  2. Andy & Megan, You don't know me but I'm a friend of Denise A at Magan's office. I am so thrilled to hear that Kayley is home and doing well. Her progress has been an answer to prayer. I have been praying for her since Megan first went into the hospital as have many, many people from my church (Central Christian Church of the East Valley). We will continue to keep your family in our prayers.

    Dawn Lee