hi there my name is paula and i am married with 2 beautiful kids...dylan has just turned 6 and has recently been diagnosed with duchenne muscular dystrophy..my daughter kerri is almost 4 and i love my babies to bits
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im married to liam and we have been together for the last 10 years..we have one son and one daughter...dylan is 6 and is very much a boys boy... he loves playing football and soccer and loves nothing more than playing wih his friends in school etc.he loves going for walks and also loves swimming...kerri is almost 4 and loves all things girly... she loves riding her bike and pushing her dollies and swimming also.
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Sorry to hear that you are down right now. It is such a roller coaster of emotions, isn't it? Those feelings never go away, but they do get further apart, or so I have found so far. Simon is 11 now, and like your Dylan was dx'd at 6. If you want to talk, you can write me anything. If you think it, then one of us surely has beat you there before! You can't shock me.
hi hope your all well??,Sorry its took me so long to get back in touch theres so much to do isnt there when your first told.
Ive been so busy and im still waiting for my own test results to come back to find out wether im a carrier or not!!
Yeh that is exactly how i feel when hes playing with other members of the family one can be up and down the satirs while kaden is still tryin to climb them you do have to hold the tears back which im gettin better at now...when i was first told all i had to do was look at his lovely little face and i was in bits!!!
I know my mums been great and letting me have some time out too as kaden has behavioural problems too and so things can get difficult but i wouldnt change him for anything.
That would be great to chat to you via text if you wouldnt mind??...really need someone to chat to who knows and understands what im going through well what we all are.
Hey Paula ,we got a slightly bigger buggy for Lewis for longer trips at this stage and he is ok with it,it is not too bad ,i know what you mean having to psych yourself up,each decision is bloody heart breaking.I am still not sure about steroids as i have him on idebenone and he is doing good,check the presentations from the US conference on Catena (idebenone trade name),so i not sure what to do,i was also thinking of getting him a sooter of some sort for Christmas,rather than the wheelchair,all depends whe we are ready to accept it i suppose,
I just returned from lewis muscle consultant on thursday past and he will start steroids this week,am worried about that on top of everything else!! What steroid are you using Paula, i asked for defalzacourt hoping it not too bad :(
His review was good and no noticeable decline from last summer, :),
i probably seen you there and did not know it was you,everything helps,lewis was grand ,i thought i would have had trouble with him to lie up and get it done,but after a year of hospital appointments he is getting used to it,i was amazed at how differently the boys are affected,some more so than others ,etc ,
hi thanks for your comments they are appreciated...erm i dont know how im feling its so emotional in the early stages went to the seaisde and found it so hard watchin the other children playin on the beach silly things upset me...
Kadens great he doesnt know anything obviously but he is stuggling with walkin and climbing the stairs.
Paula have you looked into this,it is not a trial but research but you can get your sons own personalised skipping research done.All you need to find out from your geneticist is he amenable to skipping.
How is everything settling down,it becomes a differnet kind of norm i guess....
hey paula i have more time to post, i would like to add you as friend to, so we also email to . you know my mom is a single mom and not everday is going to be perfect, when i think over my life so far, when i was born the doctor told mom
that i was not going to live through the night. had father that did not wanted me and told me so everday for 24 years. mom had enough we pack up and left, and never look bakck since. sure i have limted ablity with walking, have sever learning dislbity, get things back ward. my anixty and dessprssion. had father who could not man up, that fine, my beatuful as it is my strength comes form jake and all these boys, plus to i am sundering all these negitve feelings that is what gets me through the day. kimmy i belive that you can handle any thing thing that is thrown at you.kimmy
i l would love to keep in touch, my family came form ireland, my grandad is half irsh and scotch. paula it realy takes one day at time. jake is six and half just just cute as apple pie. he is the one that i will be walking for. then addison who 12 is no longer able to walk is now in a scotter . then micha is 8 is slowy loosing more of his muscle. i post to again kimmy watters
lol you would think i had no work to do!! i stay logged in all day to this site.Lewis 1st dna test came back clear,he had all his exons, and that took 2 months,then he had to give more blood so they could dig deeper into his dna.They sent this off to guiys hospital in london.So now that i am educating myself about it ,i really need to know where his genetic mutation is!!! I think it just good to know you are not on your own,someone else knows your pain.We all deal with it differnetly.For a long time my husband was in real denial ,his way of coping and that drove me mad.But i just make myself talk to him about it.I was and am so angry that it had to be my beautiful boy,but i think there will be something for them over the next couple of years and it is my job to keep him in tip top condition.That is my only solace..