Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It is all finished!

Sixteen and a half years ago, my beautiful son was born and we began a series of appointments together. Matthew was born with a cleft lip and palate and as such we started attending the cleft clinic at the Royal Children's hospital.

Every six months for the past 16 years, we have spent a day together attending appointments with the ENT specialist; the Speech pathologist; the audiologist, the surgical team and of course our regular 6 weekly appointments with the orthodontists.
Today it was another of those appointments - but the wonderful news is that is was the LAST ONE!
Matthew no longer needs to see the Cleft Clinic Team! He still requires a few years of orthdontics, but the Speech clinic; the ENT and the surgical team have all signed off on his treatment. No more is required!!!!!

We shared the joy of ripping up the last appointment form, no more hours waiting on hard chairs, no more early morning drives, no more exhausting tests, questions and most importantly it appearts 99% likely that he will require no more surgery.
Well done Matthew - you have been wonderful. So patient, well -behaved, patient and grateful.
Thank you to the special teams of doctors who have overseen Matthew's progress - these are the true Angels in this world.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bella had a haircut

Bella was looking rather untidy as her puppy hair began to grow, so we took her to the groomers for a clip, now she is clean and cute again.

Her colouring is lovely, not quite the All-white of the Maltese, but lots of caramel from the Cavalier.
She is still the best thing we could ever have done for our family. She is loved by all.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Apologies to Vesta Followers

To all Vesta followers my apologies for neglecting you so badly. Life has been hectic and I have also started another Blog to cater to my more Spiritual/Thoughtful Writings - it is called VestaLife http://vestalife.wordpress.com/ and you are all welcome to come along for a journey of thought provactive posts.

I will continue to maintain Vesta with family news, photos and posts (apologies if they are not as frequent.

Anyway todays post is titled: SATURDAY CHORES
I have discovered the JOY of having 2 teenage children (although Sarah is still 12). They are both capable and willing to help around the house and garden when given specific tasks. Sarah loves driving the ride-on-mower and Matt is now strong enough to deal with the hand mower.
With Ivan away at the moment this help is invaluable.
Thanks Kids