LOIS by Her Mum
Lois heart stopped during labour and it took 10 minutes for her to take her first independent breath, she was left with significant brain damage, the most obvious sign of this was an absent suck or swallow reflex. As the weeks and months went by Lois was fed via nasogastric tube and pumped full of drugs for reflux and possible epilepsy. The prognosis given by all of the doctors was very negative and we were told to not expect much from her.
“With TST Things at last began to make sense”
One night while my husband was researching Cerebral Palsy on-line he mispelt it and was by fate directed to the Advance website. Here at last was offered some positive progression for Lois; we visited Linda and the team soon after and immediately booked up. As soon as we arrived and began to talk through Lois’s condition, everything which had not made sense before, now started to fall into place. For the first time in the 11 months since Lois’s birth we could begin to help her to develop into the amazing little girl we know she is.
“Emotional change in three moths”
After doing the exercises over a 3 month period we have already begun to see an enormous change in her. Lois has begun eating pureed foods and is now drinking from a cup, so she no longer hides her beautiful face behind a nastrogastric tube. Other changes include her limbs slowly becoming less stiff, a much improved alertness and attention span and a more overall relaxed body. She has come off all medication and no longer has the abnormal movements, thought to be fits.
“Just the beginning”
We know that this is just the beginning for Lois and she will not stop until she can get up and chase after her sister. She has begun a very long climb to the top of a very high mountain but we have no doubt that she will reach the top. Thank goodness for her daddy’s bad spelling and thank goodness for Advance.