I have not written anything for quite a while because I have just been busy enjoying being back to normal. For a long time everything has felt like a long hard battle. Recently things have been going smoothly and we have been doing lots of 'normal' things. Grant and I have been to quite a few christmas functions including The Killers concert which was awesome. Bella has been progressing nicely and is very happy. She is improving almost daily now that we are nearly off the Phenobarb (last day will be 28 Dec)..All of her therapists have noticed the change in her. She is far more explorative, focused and interactive. The other day she crawled from the dining room into the kitchen and started pulling the cereal boxes out of the cupboard.
This last weekend we went to our annual kids christmas party with friends and I refelcted on how far we have come in the last year. Its really quite amazing!! Last year Sheens took the kids to feed the bunny rabbits next door and they saw an owl. This year, on Sunday, we saw an owl swoop down onto the tree in Sheen's garden, followed shortly by another owl and then another owl. Three owls in total.....
Max has been such a super star this last year and has really been through a hard time as well. Bella is now at a stage where she can play a bit with Max and he is such a gentle protective brother.
Everything is as it should be and we are back to normal (albeit our new normal)