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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Okay, but would you still go private if you knew it cost this much?

July 28, 2012 at 10:17

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At last, between excruciating pain and puking, God said, "Let her rest."

Here in Britain, it is easy to forget just how much medical care costs. We think of the NHS as “free” since it is, on the point of delivery. Of course, it isn’t “free” – nothing like it. It is no wonder we appreciate the NHS. It is one of the best health care systems […]

Would you pay privately or stick with the NHS?

July 25, 2012 at 20:16

Mama Lewis

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Last October, May was referred for a routine hip x-ray that all children with cerebral palsy receive. It showed that her hip joints were not developing properly. May’s were displaced by 35% and 40%. If that sounds bad, that’s because it is. It is really bad news. The thigh bone curves into the socket of […]

Walking and giggling. That’s how we do it. (VIDEO)

July 21, 2012 at 23:06

Mama Lewis

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May walking. Woohoo!

At this point, the video of May walking for the first time has been viewed almost 5,000 times. That is a lot of happy tears, people. But, how did we get here? How did we go from a baby who we thought would leave the hospital attached to machines, to a toddler walking in a […]

Milestone for May! Her first steps! (VIDEO)

July 18, 2012 at 20:08

Mama Lewis

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One step at a time!

There are moments to cherish. And, then there are moments that shape the current of your life. This is one of those for me. May NEVER used a walking frame before today. This is her, one minute in. I love May. Her world expanded today. Now, it includes a step, three steps – perhaps even […]

Ieuan’s first birthday (pics!)

July 16, 2012 at 23:06

Mama Lewis

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Good morning, birthday boy!Good morning, birthday boy!

Ieuan’s first birthday was on July 5th, just over a week ago. It will sound like a complete cliché, but he really did make me happy. The sound of his healthy cry, was the beginning of a new life for both of us. Another cliché. Who cares? It is beyond my abilities to sum up […]