Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Our Cheeky Little Monkey

I am quite new to the Hemi-Kids discussion list and I would like to share my daughter's story with you. I would just like to say how amazing joining Hemi-Kids has been. It has been a huge support to me and the parents have given me some fantastic advice. It has really made a difference in my life.

My daughter, Layni May, is 11 months old and a very cheeky little monkey! She suffered a stroke at birth and as a result has right sided hemiplegia. The news was upsetting and with Layni being born only 11 months after her brother I knew the future was going to be challenging!

Layni began having visits from the Physio therapist and Occupational therapist from 4 weeks old. She uses her right hand as a support hand really well and quite often looks at it in amazement, as if it’s a new toy she hasn’t seen before. She can sit unaided and is beginning to lean on her left arm and reach for toys. She is very determined and is desperate to follow and play with her older brother and sister around (being a third child has it’s advantages!).

I truly believe that things happen for a reason. This will not only make Layni a stronger person but it has already bought our family closer together. Spending time in the NICU has made me learn that I cannot take my children for granted and to love, enjoy and cherish all my time with them. I have no doubt that she will achieve whatever she sets her mind to and she will overcome the obstacles in her life in one way or another! I am so proud of her and my family.

~Layni's proud mum

1 comment:

  1. Michelle, mom to MikeyMarch 16, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    I love that you wrote this, it gave me chills. I know exactly what you mean, I just love my little Michael so much. And I know he will and can achieve anything he puts his mind to, just like your little one. :)


    Spending time in the NICU has made me learn that I cannot take my children for granted and to love, enjoy and cherish all my time with them. I have no doubt that she will achieve whatever she sets her mind to and she will overcome the obstacles in her life in one way or another! I am so proud of her and my family.

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