Friday, July 10, 2009

Laura meets the President of Ireland!!!

Laura had the privlige of meeting Mary Mc Aleese, the President of Ireland at a presentation made by her school in Trinity College on Tuesday!!! Laura's photo was published in one of our morning papers the next day.

An update........

Laura has been making great progress. I can't begin to tell the difference in her. She is stepping in her Rifton walker. Waving helllo, goodbye and blowing kisses. She is soooo giddy. She is still on one anti-convulsant which we hope her neurologist will begin weaning in Sept.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

An update........

Laura has had her post-operative MRI. All is grand. Thank God. The neurosurgeon is thrilled. No sign of hydrocephalus. She is doing so much better and looks so well. She is weight-bearing through her legs alot now. She has started to move slowly (backwards) in her walker. The Hemispherectomy Foundation very sweetly sent her a Valentine's gift, which made me cry. So thanks to all in Texas who sent it xxx

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New year, New hope

What a Chirstmas!! Everybody was well. Not a seizure in sight. It was great. Now its New Year. And I cannot wait to see what this year brings for Laura. She is soooo giddy. Taking alot more in, observing alot more and interacting alot more too. Its amazing. Sometimes we cannot believe what those damn things were doing to her. But now that they are gone she is such a different child. Laura has achieved more in the 3 months since the surgery than she did in the first 2 years of her life. Go Laura go xxx

Friday, December 19, 2008

Laura's home!!

Laura got home on Monday afternoon. She's alot better now. She's starting to weight bear through her legs and is sitting much better. She is being weaned off Epilim and its making a difference.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Laura's in Temple Street.

Laura has a really bad dose of a viral/chest infection. She was admitted into Temple Street Childrens Hospital on Wednesday. She's on oxygen and will be there til after the weekend. Even though she was spiking temperatures, she still has had no seizures (Thank God). All her bloods and urine samples are coming back fine. She is on an intravenous antibiotic also. She is improving a little day by day.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Upsy Daisy!!!

We dressed Laura up for Hallowe'en as Upsy Daisy from "In the Night Garden" because God love all she ever used to was fall over. She used to be so floppy it was all we seemed to say to her. But that was prior to surgery. Here she is sat beside her big sister Emma and little brother Aaron. Laura can now sit up by herself for quite some time. She is only 8 weeks over the operation tomorrow. She is a changed child. At the moment we are having some feeding issues but it seems to be down to teething as when we do get something into her she isn't spitting it out! She is alot more alert, alot more nosy!! Laura's getting a giddy little girl, so here's to the new Laura xxx