Strap yourselves in Ladies and Gents, this is gonna be a long one! Over 2 months since our last update. I didn't actually realise that much time had passed... but 'time' seems to have taken on new meaning since Covid hit. One minute I'm in lockdown eating Easter eggs, then I blinked, and now its … Continue reading The start of a new road… not to Debenhams.
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?
I didn't actually realise how long it had been since our last update! In the space of the near 2 months since my last post, T has grown about 7000 inches in height, and also appears to have swallowed an old wise man. He has become... profound. He has all the wisdom of an owl, … Continue reading #trapthetinkle … and Gandalf.
Yep. 2019 is gonna be busy year for us! 3 are becoming 4. SURPRISE! We are very excited... now that we have overcome the shock. We have always been very honest about our journey; the good, the bad, and the ugly (crying). So we thought we would share our little snippet of news and shed … Continue reading A Christmas Miracle.
Happy New Year! Apologies for the lack of updates, we spent the Christmas period cocooned in our little family unit and then have since been trying to get back into the swing of things... and trying to fit into our clothes following a few too many Christmas carbs... Mr T is doing well. He was … Continue reading 2019, Fundraising and Marvin the Monitor
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’.
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.
I think all in all, we've been banging the diagnosis drum now for about 7 years. Even as a toddler, T was unsteady and clumsy. Not unusual for a toddler I guess, but when he woke up one morning at about 18 months old and couldn't place any weight on his legs, we knew something … Continue reading The road to diagnosis…