A family that's struggled with the tyranny of distance for months to support an adored young woman who has a terminal condition has her back in Dubbo.
Aimee Knight, 22, whose organs are "failing on her", has undergone multiple procedures in Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) since May.
Last week her family was told there was "nothing much more surgically" that could be done for Aimee and the focus would turn to making her "more comfortable".
Aimee's legal guardian Baslyn Mason has been by her bedside throughout the ordeal.
On Monday Ms Mason reported of a new prospect Aimee could be discharged from Dubbo Hospital into her care in the "near future" and she is hoping for "more quality time together".
Ms Mason is asking the community for any help it can provide.
"Aimee has special needs," Ms Mason said.
"All of her organs are pretty much that of a much older person, a 40 or 50-year-old...which is mainly her issue now, all of her organs are failing on her..."
Aimee, who has central global developmental delay, was taken to Dubbo Hospital with severe abdominal pains in May, Ms Mason said.
Surgery to address a twisted bowel led to complications and Aimee was flown to Sydney's RPA, she said.
Ms Mason said the months since had been a tough time for herself, her family, and Aimee's mother Kaylene Knight, who had been a great support.
Determined to be there for Aimee, Ms Mason stayed with her cousins at Mount Druitt for months.
Day after day she made the trip into RPA in the morning, returning at night.
"I've been assaulted a couple of times on the trains," Ms Mason said.
"But what can you do? Financially, it's just too hard.
"My health hasn't been the best, it's a long haul, in and out every day..."
Ms Mason said Aimee, who was originally from Bourke, had brought a lot of joy into her family's life.
"She gave us extra love and care, it was such a bubbly environment, having her around," Ms Mason said.
It's in God's hands.Baslyn Mason
Aimee attended day programs at Northcott and then more recently at Challenge Community Services, and enjoyed playing bingo and going to do Meals on Wheels deliveries with her peers.
Ms Mason said they did not know what was in the future.
"Hopefully her body and the willpower... will get her through it, and she'll be with us an extra few months or a year or so," she said.
"It's in God's hands."
*Baslyn Mason wished to thank her family for their support, including her parents Ron and Vivian, sister Desley, daughters Kaitlyn, Nikki and Tamahra, cousins Cameron and Donna McAnespie at Mount Druitt, and also Kaylene Knight and the Knight and Dixon families.
She also thanked nursing staff, doctors and surgeons at RPA, and Dubbo Hospital.