Posts made in October, 2011

Hello? David Cameron?

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 | 2 comments

Hello? David Cameron?

Here’s a question. How is it that a father of a severely disabled child – a father who sees therapists traipse in and out of his house, who changes his son’s diaper even after he is a toddler, who knows his son will never achieve the same basic level of functioning life skills as other children – how can that father allow the country he is in charge of to cast aside children like his own son? But, that is exactly what David Cameron, the Prime Minister of Britain has done. By not ring-fencing community funds for the disabled, he has allowed councils to shave off the...

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May you are 2 1/2 years old! Happy Birthday!

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 | 14 comments

May you are 2 1/2 years old! Happy Birthday!

I’m an hour early for the celebrations this year. May officially turns 2 1/2 tomorrow, but we are celebrating now with her uncle and aunt who are in from Perth, Australia. What better gift for May’s birthday than two more people around to spoil her! Considering how far May has come, I’m especially excited as to what the next six months will hold since May started with doing more physio and other therapies, and also – fingers crossed – will be starting at a special school in January. In keeping with¬†previous birthday posts, let’s all celebrate May’s...

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Can a child have too much therapy?

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 | 11 comments

Can a child have too much therapy?

Monday – Music Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy Tuesday – nada Wednesday – Physio Thursday – nada Friday – Physio and Hydrotherapy Maybe that doesn’t sound like a lot to you. Maybe you are thinking, “Isn’t Stacie on maternity leave? She can fit that all in.” Or, “An hour or two a day, every other day isn’t much for May.” So also, please consider the monthly visits by May’s community therapists (OT, Physio, SALT)? And Small Steps School? Not to mention each of these people give May and I homework and that...

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It’s my birthday! 5 things on my wish list

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 | 11 comments

It’s my birthday! 5 things on my wish list

I have a wish list for May. It’s for both of us really because anything that interests her, makes her giggle or helps her be more independent is a gift for me too. My list: 1. A toddler sized Bumbo seat so that May can continue to enjoy sitting as only she knows how. 2. A teether that stays in May’s mouth while she is sleeping. 3. May to sleep through the night (Yep. That’s right. We are back there again.) 4. Ieuan to sleep through the night. (It’s like my own small Hell here at the moment. Be it a very cute version of Hell.) 5. A holiday. Anywhere. So, in part, an...

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In which May contemplates art and religion

Posted on Oct 9, 2011 | 4 comments

In which May contemplates art and religion

In this, the next segment of our continuing series ‘Yes May, but is it art?’, we consider a new exhibition that passed before the newly bespectacled eyes of little May this week. It was not May’s first time at Salisbury Cathedral. She and I enjoyed the cathedral’s tea and scones while I was pregnant and unable to complete the Cathedral tour on a visit only four months ago. I was gutted. (A lie. That scone was love on a plate.) This weekend, however, May was determined to see more at Salisbury Cathedral and was treated to the Conflux exhibition¬†of Sean Henry...

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