Archive of ‘And kind of special’ category

Day one

And so it’s begun. The first day of growth hormone treatment. The treatment that may or may not make him grow. The treatment that may or may not make his muscles stronger. The treatment that may or may not make his brain develop just a bit more efficiently. The treatment that may or may not […] Read more…

Am I numb?

“Hello. We are just calling to let you know your son’s wheelchair is ready.”“Great, thank you”. *puts radio back on and continues ironing* “Dear Gabriel’s mum, we can now confirm Gabriel cannot produce enough growth hormone so he will require injections EVERY day for the rest of his life.”“That’s interesting. Thanks for letting me know.” […] Read more…

A tribute to the angels

Death.The hardest lesson in life to bear.It touches us all in one way or another. No one can live a lifetime without feeling its wrath.Some, sadly, more than most. I remember a period in my twenties, just after my dad had died, when it felt like everywhere I turned someone else had lost a loved […] Read more…

My inside out sock

I am developing a thing for bed socks. Maybe it’s an age thing but they are so damn comfy and snug that I can’t help myself. The sight of them on the end of my feet on a cold morning getting the kids ready for school or on a lazy Sunday makes me feel all […] Read more…

Letting ho ho go!

This Christmas there I’ll be. In my beautiful festive dress draped over my streamlined curves. High heels on, make up perfect. The house will smell of turkey and chestnuts and a hint of cinnamon. Johnny Mathis will be singing about a child being born. My own darling children will be playing side by side with the toys that Santa […] Read more…

Gabriel Syndrome

There was a time when the word Syndrome would have had me reaching for the Jack Daniels, Marlborough Lights and mega packs of beef hula hoops. All at once. A sight to behold indeed. In the early days my cheeks would burn with swallowed tears every time someone mentioned that word. Syndrome became synonymous with your son […] Read more…

I am lazy and ignorant

Katie Price, aka Jordan, mother of a young boy with Prader Willi syndrome (a syndrome my own son has been tested for) caused a furore this weekend by calling special needs mums “lazy” and “ignorant” for not accessing the help that is available for families of disabled children. This is my reply: I am lazy. […] Read more…

1 5 6 7 8 9