Sunday, 20 January 2013
With Felix finally well enough, we were able to take him to the beach tonight. The poor kid has been cooped up in the house for weeks, even through all the boiling hot weather we've been having. It was so nice to see him standing in the water, with the wind in his face, enjoying every second of it. We took our big Mastiff, Atlas, with us. We were able to let him off the lead and he ran from Nathan, who was out in the water, to Felix and I who were standing on the sand. Felix thought it was hysterically funny; he laughed and laughed and laughed. It was a beautiful sound and one I have missed over the past few weeks of him being sick.
I need to make a special mention to those wonderful people who have been so supportive during Felix's sickness. We have received so many messages, wishing Felix well; we appreciate each and every one of them. Thank you so much. An extra huge thank you to our other family; those with kids who have Down Syndrome. I try so hard not to be a panicky Mum, but it was nice to have people with a knowledge of Felix's symptoms, who also have a child with Down Syndrome, telling me that if they were in our shoes they would take him to the Doctor. A lot of good advice was offered, which we are so grateful for. I am so thankful to be part of this amazing community.
A couple of days ago, Felix received a 'get well' package in the mail from an incredibly cute little boy, Jaxon. Jaxon was also born with an extra chromosome, to a Mum and a big brother who just adore him. The book was called 'Felix' by Pamela Allen. It's about a cat who gets blamed for eating food from the kitchen even though it wasn't him; it was a mouse. He sets out to catch the mouse to prove he didn't do it. Felix loves it. He has read books even more than usual since he's been sick, so he was very excited to have a new book to enjoy. He loves cats too, so it was extra special. Thank you Jaxon (and Mummy) x x x
Posted by Felix's Mum at 02:40