Well I am currently sat in the most cross-seasonal outfit ever (autumn dress with summer sandals for anyone interested), and realised that its been quite a while since our last update. So I thought I would remedy that. We've had a relatively quiet summer holidays so far - the impending arrival of mini Riley (who … Continue reading What do you follow – the heart or the head?
Its been a busy couple of months in the Riley household! I've had my show on at school which means that between growing this teeny tiny human in my uterus, rehearsing at school and snuggling my family, I've basically just slept for the remainder of the time... hence the lack of posts! However, I am … Continue reading Funding, Q-Shaggys, T Obama and… Penguins.
We had quite a busy Saturday planned yesterday: swimming, hair cut for T (as he looks like Wurzel Gumage), parcel pick ups, visit to Great-Grandma and finishing with a family take-away and the Strictly Final (natch). T had his swimming lesson as normal. His wonderful teacher checked how his week and general well-being was, as … Continue reading ‘Un-Super Saturday’
Well, we've had a relatively quiet few weeks in Riley Land in terms of appointments and specialists. We are currently in that lovely place named 'Limbo'. We are still awaiting the results of T's detailed heart scan and still also awaiting his appointment to come through for the Ataxia clinic at Great Ormond Street. In … Continue reading No wishes needed… and toilets in jail.
Well, the past few weeks have definitely been busy ones. We took our first trip to Leeds for T to have his 'Detailed Heart Scan'... and detailed it was! We were in with the very nice Sonographer for nearly an hour, and he was able to use an advanced machine to look in detail at … Continue reading You have one, so you may as well be one… The story of a Lamborghini, a big heart and an ‘Emotional Firing Line’.
The most common thing J and I are asked, is how we cope with everything that is happening to T. The truth of the matter is, that we don't. Not really. In a few weeks time, it will mark a year since we received T's initial diagnosis of Friedreichs Ataxia; and looking back, it really … Continue reading There aren’t enough words.
This week has seen T have his first major emotional reaction to his medical conditions. As a family, we have had many emotional responses to the ever unfolding events, however, this has been the first time it seems to have significantly hit T. And hit him it did. Like a HGV. We were getting ready … Continue reading Black Thursday.
Today was our check up with T's cardiologist. Every appointment we go to now starts with the same questions from young Mr T: "Do I have to have any tests?" "Which Dr are we seeing today?" "Will it be the electric shock test again?" The past year has been particularly tough for our dude. He's … Continue reading The boy with the big heart.