Health Diagnoses… Now what?

Parenting is perhaps the most difficult journey most of us will ever embark on. Parenting a child with additional needs adds a degree of complexity. Now, we’re 4 years on from official cerebral palsy diagnoses nothing has really changed with regards to medication or therapy. What do you do when you receive a diagnosis regarding your child’s health? The process of…

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A home filled with Adaptive equipment 

It was a bit difficult at first to have our house filled with adaptive equipment, seeing my baby measured for every aspect of her life from eating, standing, playing, sleeping and bathing was intense emotionally. Before my eyes, she had gone from Olivia the baby to Olivia who required equipment for disabled children. Obviously, those thoughts were pushed aside when…

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Decision for an NG Tube 

Many medical conditions and diseases, along with plenty of other factors may require people the need for tube feeding. Depending on the situation they can be used solely for nutrition, or assistance whilst eating by mouth. In the Summer of 2015, Olivia suffered from a horrendous stomach bug which resulted in a dairy, soy and lactose intolerance. This ultimately led…

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Our blenderized diet experience so far

We are now about four months into the blenderized diet. The results so far: – Olivia has gained almost double her body weight going from a scary 13lbs to 23.5lbs – Vomiting every single feed we were capable of getting in her to barely spitting up – Olivia went from severe constipation – severe diarrhoea to stooling healthily 1-2 times…

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