After the year little Erin has had I was so excited to being taking her on holiday. Her consultant had said lots of sunshine, swimming and fun is now the best medicine for Erin. It will encourage her to build up her strength and become more mobile – unfortunately this medicine wasn’t available on the NHS but considering how much Erin has cost the NHS this year we didn’t mind footing this bill ourselves! I was so pleased that Erin had found her feet before the holiday and looked forward to her new found freedom.
Well Erin blossomed on holiday and I caught myself in tears a few times. Erin loves swimming and this certainly has loosened up her stiff joints. She spent the days swimming and turned into a carnivore at mealtimes as a result. Erin can be fussy with eating but this holiday saw her eating steak, steak and all the meat she could muster! I am assuming her little body was demanding protein for the amount of movement she was doing.
Come the evenings Erin was dancing and marching around the kids mini disco. This reduced me to a blubbing wreck whilst others watched on and laughed at her antics. Being the cute little toddler in bunches sitting at the front and volunteering for everything saw her hold a snake, be picked for balloon modelling and stroke an owl! This little girl isn’t going to let anything hold her back anymore.
I am so totally proud to be her mum. This month Erin has a number of important medical appointments, she continues her speech therapy, has X Rays to check for bone growth and an appointment to see if there is more than just the DDH going on. However I know whatever the outcome she will continue to grasp at everything and let nothing hold her back. Erin can’t yet manage steps and when we see her with toddlers the same age it is clear that Erin’s mobility is very different but the fact that she is getting about will never be under estimated by us.
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