Being happy doesnt mean that everything is perfect.

It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections...

Monday, February 1, 2010

This week is busy... Ellie must have known

This week we have a busy week for Ellie. Today we have physio, which I am really EXCITED about. As I feel that Ellie is coming along way. This last week she has started to weight bear on her legs when we get her to stand, this is WITHOUT her splints... she does this for about 30 seconds, compared to before where she wouldnt even put her legs on the ground.

Then on Tueday we have a appointment with the dietician, always sceptical about this one as I know that Ellie doesnt eat anywhere near what she should or the variety that she should, but our dietician is fantastic and understands this. However I will be proud to report to the dietician that since our last app, Ellie has now increased to 3 meals a day and 3 bottles.... YAY, last time I was struggling to get 1-2 meals into her. I want to find out how I can also increase Ellies fibre in her diet, with the small amount that she eats.

Wednesday we have OT with Jo, Looking forward to this one too seeing as Ellie put on a bit of a performance at our last session and didnt want to do a thing. Then on Wednesday afternoon we have our second chiro session for Ellie (and me too of course!!!) Ellie wasnt so keen on the first session as I think she felt she was being restricted, until that is the Chiro did work on her scalp, all of a sudden you could tell she thought this was absolute bliss, smiling and laughing at the chiro. He explained that alot of kids with cleft lips/palates enjoy the cranial work as they get alot of pressure and tightness in their scalp, that night Ellie feel asleep straight away.... Lets see if the same thing happens this week.

As I said in the blog title, Busy Week.... Ellie must have known. Reason for this it is 8:35am and Miss Ellie is still asleep (She normally wakes at 6:30-7:30.

Ahhhhh Bliss, time for breakfast in peace, with the news on in the background, and a few spare minutes to blog.... I wonder how long this will last


  1. Busy week is right! Sounds just like ours. I'm glad you are going to the chiro. We have been taking Riley since she was 4 months and it is amazing what a difference it has made for her. So glad to hear all the progress this precious little one is making. So proud of her!

  2. Oh my - that is a busy week! IT is funny you mentioned Ellie throwing a fit at her last OT session. Norrah threw on at PT last time - I mean with huge tears and a real big girl cry and everything. It was pathetic. Hope the week goes smoothly and Ellie continues to impress.

  3. Busy, busy week, sounds like my life. Dylan has definately had those days where he does not want to anything to do with the therapist. Keep up all the good work Ellie!