To my lovely online friends who helped me so much during my almost 6 years ttc
When we eventually got our little miracle he was very nearly snatched away from us when he was struck with meningitis. We had no idea of the disability this would cause when the virus reached his tiny brain, and have walked on eggshells for the last 8 weeks.
He had his follow up care meeting this afternoon and thankfully to this point the outlook is good, he's managing to roll, coo, smile, all the things babies should. We won't know until his school years if he will suffer delayed development, or issues with fine motor skills. Personally I'm receiving counseling for post traumatic stress, which I hope with eventually lead to some closure.
There's a couple of reasons I'm posting this
Firstly, I wanted to share my perfect little guy with you. Who at 3 weeks old fought for his life and made me so proud. Secondly, its a dreadful enveloping evil disease that strikes so fast, (when) 🙏you all get your miracles, be vigilant. It was always something that happens to someone else.
Lastly, don't get hung up about numbers and statistics. When we were ttc it was all percentages and motility etc etc. Charlie beat the odds twice, he was conceived against the odds and survived against the odds. Sometimes we need to just have some faith, Mother's Day is coming up and I know lots of you will be at your lowest ebb, but maybe it's 1 more day closer to your BFP.
Thanks for reading ❤️