Over the last twelve months Chelsea has had:
17 Physiotherapy appointments
15 Speech therapy appointments
8 week course of hydrotherapy
6 Neurologist appointments
4 Paediatric appointments
4 Hospital admissions
6 Emergency Hospital visits
12 Chiropractic appointments
4 Occupational therapy appointments
Got a standing frame
Got a walking frame
Moved into king single bed
Got a sleeping night camera to monitor seizures
Held a Champagne Breakfast Fundraiser with the local community
Started to use the right side of her body – arms and legs
Celebrated her 2nd Birthday with lots of family and friends
Attended The Gem Hotel’s Pig Race afternoon, fundraiser for Chelsea & local charities from this we purchased an ipad with proloquo2go as a communication device
Realised that Chelsea understands more than we give her credit for
Started the ketogenic diet and will continue it for 2years.
Eaten 16.8kgs of double cream for the keto diet $225 worth in the last 7months!
Got better at rolling, sitting and getting herself down onto the floor
Became a big sister and has learnt to seek attention and babble more, we are working on sharing toys
Spent around $12,700 on therapies, medications, nappies, keto diet foods and equipment.
Made some wonderful little friends.
If you are new to following Chelsea’s development or need a refresh, have a look at my first blog (click here), that was done almost 1 year ago. She has come along way. We still stay positive and celebrate the little things that Chelsea does, even if it is at Chelsea’s pace. She will eventually crawl, walk, talk. With all the therapy appointments, early intervention and homework activities I look forward to seeing Chelsea blossom next year! Thank you to all the friends, family, organisations that have helped Chelsea over the past twelve months. She is a very loved and lucky girl to have sooo much support.