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October 16, 2012
It's a moment eight months in the making.
After living at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital since his birth, baby Andrew Hagewood is finally home.
From the moment Andrew Hagewood took his first breath, his parents have been right by his side.
For eight months now, Andrew has been in the hospital. Born with a bad heart, he eventually received a transplant.
Family videos have been filmed in intensive care.
There have been major setbacks and minor miracles, and then things got so much better.
"Last week he finally turned the corner toward home, and he hasn't stopped since," says Andrew's father Keith Hagewood.
The Hagewood's watched their baby improve everyday.
"Let all those children out there know to keep hanging on, that it can be a success," says Andrew's mother Christy Hagewood.
Now, finally the day has arrived. Baby Andrew is going home.
"Euphoria is just the one word, cause I didn't think this day would ever come," says Keith Hagewood.
This is the first time he has been outside and loaded into his carseat. Andrew is ready for a trip to Robertson County.
The Hagewood's will quickly say their faith in God helped them through.
Outside their house, a choir of friends was there to greet them.
Andrew still has challenges. He'll be on medication for the rest of his life, and doctors visits will be commonplace.
But don't doubt for a second. This little one's a fighter.
"For him to have gone through everything, we couldn't have done it without you," says Keith Hagewood.
It's always special when a baby comes home. The Hagewoods just had to wait eight months.
"Thank you all. Appreciate it. Yeah, we're home!," says Keith Hagewood.
The hospital has been left behind, but baby Andrew's parents are still there, right by his side.
The Hagewoods are so thankful to the family that decided to donate their baby's heart.
They say organ donation saved baby Andrew and can save many more people.
Doctors are hopeful Andrew Hagewood will have a normal life, and even play sports when he's older.
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Tuesday, October 16 2012, 09:47 PM CDT
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