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Delia Saemenes misses dwelling.
It’s been weeks because the 8-year-old has seen her home, her neighborhood, her pals and the town of Albany.
For now, she’s simply over the border in California, the place a helicopter dropped her off, residing in a rented home together with her three siblings, her mom and her father, glad to be alive.
“It is going to be six weeks because it occurred tomorrow,” mentioned her mom, Jessye, over the telephone on Thursday. “We landed right here on March 19.”
The day is one Jessye and her husband, Nick, will always remember. It’s the knot on the finish of a string of days that noticed their daughter come near dying and one that may proceed to influence the remainder of their lives.
Jessye observed one thing off about Delia’s well being in mid-February and made a health care provider’s appointment. That was a Friday.
By Monday, the woman’s abdomen was bloating.
“We introduced her in,” Jessye mentioned. “They checked out her, they checked out her blood work and instantly despatched us to OHSU.”
At Oregon Well being & Science College Hospital in Portland, the Saemeneses say they don’t keep in mind a lot in any respect.
“An ER physician got here out and handed me a cellphone,” Jessye mentioned. “The physician on the opposite finish — it’s all such a blur however I simply heard ‘liver transplant’ and ‘Life Flighting to Stanford.’”
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