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Category Archives: CP Info

What should I ask the hospital regarding May’s surgery?

January 13, 2013 at 20:14

Mama Lewis


Unrelated (but cute!) photo of May dressed as a fairy for Halloween

Tomorrow, I have a hospital preparation appointment to establish that May is well enough to go on the waiting list for hip surgery. At the meeting, I can ask questions and – since I was blindsided at the last meeting – I now have about 1,000 questions I want to ask, ranging from How will May […]

3 Half-Brained Genius Awards

December 28, 2012 at 16:32

Mama Lewis


Jenny and Austin Wade from the blog 'A Mother's Quest'Jenny and Austin Wade from the blog 'A Mother's Quest'

The prestigious Half-Brained Genius Awards are coveted across the globe. (TRUE!) They are not given to the major moments that we read about on the news. (Also TRUE.) These are small moments of genius that I read about on blogs I follow, that make me think a parent is awesome. Or, AWESOME-O! As we call […]

Bet you didn’t know this either.

March 27, 2012 at 16:53

Mama Lewis


Something slipped my mind this week. Or, maybe I should say it never registered at all. Sunday was National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. Yeah, I didn’t know either. I only mention it because it coincided with a couple of pretty horrific news stories. Not exactly cause for celebration. In the first, LaKay Roberts’ mother is […]

How does special needs potty training work?

February 9, 2012 at 04:40

Mama Lewis


May, during this, our toilet training week!

I admit it. My mom worked some kind of voodoo magic over my daughter. Because, it’s not just my mom anymore. I am now 3 for 3 with my daughter on the potty. Now, I only tried once today and twice yesterday, but each time, within 30 seconds, there it was. Pee-pee in the potty. […]

So, David Cameron, your cuts won’t hurt disabled children?

September 14, 2011 at 23:46

Mama Lewis


Well, what of their families then? Cuts to local councils make our lives ever more challenging. Here is a simple story to help illustrate this. One, I think, even Tory ministers can understand. Several months ago, we applied for a disabled parking spot to be placed outside our flat. Our road is one of the […]