It’s been an interesting week to say the least but time to take a deep breath and move on. I rang the centre (TCCP) and cancelled a speech appointment this morning and also had a chat to Megan, Cayla’s physio. It was good to talk to her about the information Andrew gave regarding Cayla’s AFOs and how hard it sometimes is for us mums and dads! I have also made an appointment with Andrew for Cayla’s fitting of her new AFOs in a few weeks time and will bring Mike to this appointment so we can bombard Andrew with questions! It’s so stupid how I’m trying to be brave and listen to all the information, process it and then come home and explain it all to Michael, much better if he just come with me instead. We would both like to know more about the long-term effects and benefits the fixed versus hinged AFOs will have on Cayla as this will just help us see the bigger picture. And really, I don’t actually have much problems with Cayla having to wear her AFOs. It just felt like a massive step backwards going from a hinged to a fixed AFO on the ‘good’ foot!
Thanks to everyone who left messages and sent me emails, I appreciate your support! I am certain that I am a good enough mum for Cayla but just need to toughen up a bit and accept what can’t be changed. A long run tomorrow morning will help clear my head for sure! And Debbie – a night out sounds great! :)