Here is the next part of my daughter’s story of coping with Trysomy9


December. Ahhh don’t you just love the BIG build up to the hustle and bustle of christmas?

Halloween. Bonfire night with fireworks and toffee apples. Cold and crisp mornings, crunchy leaves on the ground. Advent calendars, Elf on the Shelf, Christmas shopping?

Last year, things were very different in our house. Our Christmas build up this time around was a slightly sick feeling in our tummies. We had been given a date for Dixie’s complex needs assessment and it was smack bang in the middle of December. She was 6 months old.

The complex needs board had been requested by Dr community at Dixie’s previous appointment. It allowed a full board of professionals such as a physio, occupational therapist, speech therapist, developmental play therapist and Dr community to meet Dixie in a group setting to assess her needs for the future.

Scary stuff.

We met with a lovely specialist health…

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