Sunday, 6 December 2009
We visited our friends Deb, Gary, Oliver, Joel and Sirius this weekend. Thanks to all for a wonderful time. Angharad had her first ever lollipop, which she shared with Sirius the Scottish Deerhound. Very proud of Angharad as she was happy being just one among many and didn't demand to be the centre of attention or suchlike (even though she often was, which was a different thing entirely!). It struck Gary and Deb how much easier things seemed for Angharad at meal-times - sitting down at the 'big' table without need of special high chairs and without fear of thrown crockery. I guess one can miss such changes when being with her routinely. Pics of Angharad and lollipop and an older pic of Angharad with Sirius are attached.
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Angharad today was signed-off by her Cardiologist, Dr Dirk Wilson. Having had open-heart surgery at 16 weeks old and been reviewed regularly since, culminating in today's final annual visit, Dirk said that there are no holes left in the heart, that her lung-pressure is normal, and that she is well enough to be discharged from his care. More than that even, she isn't really at any greater risk than anyone else; for example, in terms of the pre-emptive H5N1 jabs, she isn't in the first tranche any more, just the 'child under 5' group. To lapse into the demotic for a moment: RESULT! Our thanks to all the medical and nursing and outreach staff and helpers, families and friends, who have brought our little girl to today's excellent news.