Back at the beginning of May we had to spend a bit of time in hospital with my eldest daughter as she'd developed a limp. We had such support and nice messages from the blog I thought I'd give you all a little update on how things are going.
Yesterday my daughter and I took a little trip to Birmingham children hospital to see a specialist for the second time.
We tried to make it a little adventure for her as we really don't want her to dread visits to hospitals so a little bit of effort goes a long way. Her sister stayed with Grandma so it was just me and her and I decided we should get the train in (she loves trains almost as much as I hate using them), it was her first proper train ride and she was as good as gold and so excited. In fact a woman even stopped me to tell me how well behaved she was which was really nice!
We had a picnic on the train and when we got to New Street Station (which is more like an airport than a train station) she stayed close to me, was really alert and not phased by it at all, bare in mind that we don't go anywhere built up very often as I try to steer clear of anything larger than our village!
We then got a taxi (another first) to the hospital to go for an ultra sound on her joints. Here it showed she still has fluid on her hip joints but it's got slightly better. We then had to wait a little while to see the specialist who told us that the operation booked for Wednesday wasn't going to happen now (hurray!) as he's happy that things are getting better on their own. Before leaving we then had to do blood tests (which she hates and are horrible for a little person), But I tried to make up for it by going for a grown up meal afterwards (with ice cream!).
Getting the train home I was reflecting on how lucky we are, this limp seems to sorting itself out now and when you go to a dedicated children's hospital it really puts things in perspective when you see other poorly children.
Also I was so proud of my little girl, she's only three and a half but acted like a grown up all day, was really brave, I didn't have to tell her off at all and she was great company - we catted all day! She also reminds me so much of my wife in her temperament and demeanour that I can't help but smile at some of the things she does!
We have to go back in four weeks time for another check up but we're hoping by then it'll almost be completely gone.