Talking, laughing and a new van

30 Aug

This last week or so has been full of change, good change which is good news! And necessary after a couple of weeks of sadness.

I am very happy to report that Tilda’s leg pain seems to have receded. The new medication that she was put on has definitely helped. It has also seemingly had an inexplicable but very welcome side effect of turning Tilda into a complete chatterbox.

She will chat like this pretty much all day. It is absolutely wonderful to hear her voice again. I would love to know what she is actually saying but she is full of good cheer so it is obviously something nice. 😃

I had an appointment with the pediatrician this morning and was delighted to see that although Tilda is only consuming around 400ml of formula a day, she has not lost any weight. Extremely good news.

Some other nice things have happened. The very, very lovely people at RehabHire, John, Sam and Daniel have generously and wonderfully donated Matilda’s hospital bed, mattress and over table. As you may recall, they were amazing in being able to deliver it so promptly and now to ask for no money for it is simply fantastic. This bed has made a such a difference in the day to day ease of looking after Matilda, and our backs, and I cannot thank them enough. THANK YOU!!!!

Yet another very nice thing that has happened has been the procurement of our new wheelchair accessible, back friendly and Tilda friendly, van!! Hooray!! We were able to pick it up on Wednesday and with the help of all our amazing TeamTilda supporters, we will hopefully be able to pay it off over the next few months.

What a difference a van makes!

Getting Tilda out of our old car (getting her in was even more uncomfortable)

And getting her out of the new van (I would like to point out also that this was the very first time I did it, it is even easier now!)

The most wonderful thing of all about the new van is how much Tilda loves it. On the drive home, she did not stop giggling. The lovely David from Fleetworks had filled the back with balloons and Tilda loved every second.

So, a very good week with reminders of just how good things can be, how wonderful people are, and just how lucky we are to have so many surrounding us.

Thank you.



13 Responses to “Talking, laughing and a new van”

  1. cally berryman August 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Fantastic news about the van and the balloons. What a joy to have Tilda chatting again.
    Love and hugs Cally xx

  2. Mandy Bruton (nee - Ashby) August 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    What a relief for you – the van just looks so much better than the car to get Tilda in and out!! That is just wonderful news guys.
    Mandy Xx

  3. Heather August 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Yay for a new van and lots of Tilda chatter! Wonderful ♥

  4. Nadia Packer August 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    The van looks brilliant and just the job, so please to here Tilda chatting away. X x

  5. Carole and Garry Laird August 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    Wonderful news Laura. Lovely to see Tilda chatting. Love to you all

  6. Heather Barnes Jackson August 31, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    YAY!!! Wonderful!!! so good to hear the babble and giggles! ❤ xoxo

  7. Naomi August 31, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    laurz i’m no expert on this but i’m pretty certain she’s singing happy birthday in that clip x

  8. Naomi August 31, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    really! the second phrase is quite clearly, and tunefully, “happy birthday to you”

  9. Lou August 31, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Wonderful news all round xx

  10. Juliet August 31, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Wonderful to have some happy news and I am so glad about the van and bed, too. It means you have just that much more energy to expend on being happy with Tilda. Love to all of you.

  11. felicity August 31, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Laura we are so happy to see you and matilda so happy, all our love to you, Simon and bump. felicity and dylan

  12. Suzanne September 3, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    Love this, love the van, love the chatting love everything. much love from Edinburgh, Suz (McH)

  13. Danielle x September 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    How gorgeous to hear my little mate chat away. So lovely to see Dandy make an appreance in the vids too. Can’t wait to see you all on Sunday xxx

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