Monday, December 20, 2010

No funding for Joshua

Joshua's application for funding to attend the Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy was refused. We haven't had a letter explaining the reasons. Bobath actually contacted us with the news.

As David pointed out, the PCT/NHS are more than happy for him to undergo needless appointments, like audiology, when there is no concern for his hearing, repeated ophamology, when there is no change to his vision, an offer for a visit to a neurosurgeon, when there is nothing to be achieved. But no help at all for Bobath, who's expertise in the field has been going strong for over 40 years. Early intervention is key!

I await a letter to explain why Joshua can't have the best therapy available.

In the mean time we are going to self fund a consultation and take it from there.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

No Progress - Yet!

Joshua has had a cold so I've not been offering the bottle. Hence the no progress. He has been out od sorts, and more than a touch miserable. We were worried earlier in the week, but a visit to the GP reassured us that all is well, it is just a cold.

The snow has prevented me from venturing out.

The Christmas decorations are up. Which is nice. On Thursday me, Oliver, Ben and Phoebe made paper chains. Such satisfaction from a little task. The boys were so proud of their work.

Quiet week really.

Sorry I'm not feeling inspired to write today.

I think I'm a little preoccupied with Joshua's PCT hearing on the 9th.