Firstly I just want to say to say thank you and that we love you. You have both been absolutely brilliant coping with Erin and her treatment for DDH . I know it appears sometimes that everything revolves around her. That she gets to rule our roost – however that probably would have happened anyway as she is the littlest.
Chloe I know she insists on following you and your friends around. That she wants to be in your room all the time. Dylan I know she takes over the TV all the time oh and demands you give her the IPad – but you both do it for her. You both understand that it’s not easy for Erin, that she can’t walk, run and play like most 2 1/2 yr olds. That her hips restrict what she does.
Dylan hopefully next year we will not be spending the day in hospital on your birthday. You will be able to open all your presents in the morning rather than be rushed out of the house. Mind you I told you that its karma for being in hospital yourself on Christmas day when you were three!
I’m sorry that we won’t be getting a holiday this year, we can’t fly because of the cast – but I know we will be able to have fun at centre parks at the end of the month. I can’t wait to get up in the trees with you Chloe for the aerial challenge i’ve booked and Dylan I’ll be watching you have that archery lesson you chose. I’m sorry that we always have to plan everything around whether Erin can access the place, but I know you don’t complain about it.
I know Erin probably won’t remember this period in her life. She won’t remember wearing a heavy cast from waist to toes for months on end. She won’t remember the four general anaesthetics and how we all felt before each and every one. But I know you two will and I know that you worry about it all the time. I know that you have also been really brave about it all and I just want to say thank you and that we love you.
I am very proud of you both. You love your little sister and are a fabulous big brother and big sister to her. Hopefully another few months and the past year will just be in our memories.