Our daughter Baylee was born on Feb. 23, 1998 at 1 pound 12 ounces. On
February 9th, 1998 my wife Lori was admitted into San Dimas Hospital due
to a ruptured water bag. The doctor told her that the only way the baby
would survive was to keep Lori out of labor for at least 2 more weeks.
So Lori stayed on bed rest at San Dimas Hospital, and on February 23rd
exactly 2 weeks later Lori's water bag broke, and was rushed in for
immediate emergency delivery. Baylee couldn't wait for her original
due date on June 2nd instead she was born 3 months early at 25 and a half
weeks at 1pound 12ounces. She was then immediately transported by your
Neonatal Transport Team to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center's
NICU. For the next 3 months we went through a roller coaster ride of highs
and lows not knowing when or if we would ever be able to bring her home.
On May 8th weighing in at 4pounds 10 ounces we were able to bring her
home but only on the condition that she was hooked up to oxygen and a
heart monitor. We thank God that Baylee was in the hands of a great NICU
team at Pomona Valley Hospital who loved her and cared for her very much.
Today Baylee is part of another team the Anaheim Lady Ducks 12 and under
ice hockey team. Baylee or "Peewee" which is what everyone calls
her is in her in her 5th year with the Lady Ducks. Baylee, representing
the great state of California, has been to Nationals twice, once playing
"up" as a 10-year-old on the 12U team and brought home a bronze
medal, and now she is looking forward to a third trip this year. She is
a leader on her team in scoring and in attitude she is always positive
and has a constant smile on her face. She has zero birth defects and does
excellent in 7th grade at Sowers Middle School where she also enjoys running
cross country and is determined to break the school record. At Pomona
Valley Hospital the staff told us that Baylee survived because she was
tough, a fighter, had the heart of a lion and never gave up, and that
is true still today in everything she does. Baylee isn't satisfied
in just getting by; instead she thrives on being excellent in everything
she does, and isn't satisfied until she has "lit the lamp"
at least a couple times in a game.
Thank you PVHMC for your love and care for our little girl.
Kevin Trani a.k.a. Dad
PS. I included a video link from her recent tournament.