When your baby is 1 week old, and she has her 1st MRI and the results aren’t what you thought you would ever hear, let alone something you never want to hear……Veronika has an injury to her brain from the bleed she had before she was born, and we believe that it will affect her movement down the left side of her body, and she will most likely never walk….

I guess at that point in you make a decision, one of two possible options i guess. You either think ‘oh well, if that’s how its gonna be, why bother,’ OR ‘Yes she will walk, and we will come back in when she does and say I TOLD YOU SO’.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I have learnt it good to say I'm Proud.....and PROUD I am

Veronika got a walking frame 3 weeks ago. This was the day she got it....those of you who know the journey we have been on.....Veronika's journey to mobility.....after being told after her 1st MRI when she was 1 week old, she would not walk....well there are no words to describe how over joyed I am, how proud.....I think the video speaks for itself. I watched it over and over and over, not believing that Veronika had taken some steps in a walking frame. PROUD.

I then taught her to sign 'clever', as when we showed people her video, they would always say how clever she is. Last week we went back to see the physio that gave us the walking frame. She said to Veronika, 'are you going to show me how you can use your frame?' So I put Veronika into it, she took 3 steps, and started to sign 'clever', when her Physio said Veronika put your hand back on, you need to hold on with both hands......I said to her, 'she's telling you she's clever'. Her heart just melted, and agreed that yes Veronika is clever, but she still needs to hold on with both hands.

I managed to get thru 8 doctors/allied health appointments for Veronika last week, and 2 for me. I had a steroid injection in my shoulder on Friday, as its been quite sore for a few months, and Veronika's physio told me I should get it looked at. Well she was right(of course) and yes I did need to look after it!

So i figured if I could get thru so many appointments last week, then I could have a quieter week this week, and maybe even a bit of time at home, so I don't have to carry Veronika around every where. And yes I have managed to get a bit of time at home with my Princess. Just as well, because I had a look at my diary today for next week, as one of Veronika's physios wanted to change her appointment forward by half an hour for next Tuesday. Ummmm.......somehow I have managed to book 9 appointments for Veronika next week(including her school, but still have to find time to get her to St Giles hydrotherapy), so looks like next week is going to be full on too!

Oh well, life is to short not to be busy.....

I just remembered too that I owed you a photo for Down Syndrome Tasmania's Buddy Walk. Despite the fact that it drizzled/rained all day, we had a great turnout, and a great time at the Buddy Walk.

 Veronika and Nanna pushing her

Walking thru St David's Park

.....and the end of the day, was a long day and right about this time Veronika was over it!

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