A week of mixed emotions…

This week I have once again learnt to never take a moment for granted, as things can change in the blink of an eye. Edith went back to school this week and I have to say, it was a welcome relief. She loves school and we both struggle in the holidays. Routine is of the [...]

Surviving the S**t Storm…

A really honest and raw account of going through cancer whilst supporting a disabled child. It’s a long one so maybe put the kettle on first. It may not be the worst experience but it’s my experience. If you need help; https://www.mind.org.uk/ https://www.jostrust.org.uk/ https://contact.org.uk/

A bit like a unicorn or a mermaid…

Today is Undiagnosed Children’s day💕 To date we still have no definitive diagnosis for our Little E. At times, this is incredibly difficult. I’m not saying having a diagnosis would be any easier but it may give us some answers; some connections. What we know is that Edith is Hypotonic (floppy), she has developmental delay [...]

A day to remember…

Two years, ten months and seven days ago around this time Edith fell backward and bumped her head and had an hour long tonic clonic seizure. I was placing her on the floor and positioned her absentmindedly and she fell backwards between my legs and bumped the back of her head. She cried for about [...]

It’s never just black and white…

Yesterday we visited the neurologist to discuss the results of Edith's recent brain MRI. You may remember me saying that the MRI needed to be repeated due to a dispute between doctors as to weather the Cortical Dysplasia was there, or not? A week or so before Edith started school I had a call from [...]

An Angel of Sorts…

At the end of last year I began another bit of "Dr Googling" after speaking with a mum about her daughters diagnosis of Rett syndrome. I noticed that Edith mildly embodied some of the characteristics or symptoms and began to question if she had ever been tested. Rett syndrome is most common in females and is [...]

This time next year…

It's kind of hard to believe that this time next year Edith will be at school. Being born in February is actually a great advantage for her as it means she will almost be five when she starts school, this gives her a little extra time to develop before she starts full time education. Before [...]