I’m supporting Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
As you all are aware, our Theodore Brian has had an extremely challenging time since he has entered this world!
It all started on the 10-2-2020, when the amazing team at KEMH had realized that Theodore had stopped growing at 34 weeks. This then meant that Theodore had to be induced immediately.
Theodore was then born 12-2-2020 at 1.22am weighing a tiny 2.33kg and was 43cm long!
After only a week stay at KEMH, Emma and Theodore were able to come home to Grandad, Dad, Thomas & Nala.
2 weeks later, at 3 weeks old, our Teddy contracted HSV and which required a 14 day stay at Joondalup Health Campus while Theodore was on a 14 day antibiotic treatment.
When Theodore and Emma were discharged, the lockdown (due to COVID-19) came into full force in March 2020.
Emma, who suffers with Mental Health issues, really was struggling due to this, and ended up in the Mum's & Bubs Unit through KEMH for only a week, as she discharged herself early as her eldest boy Thomas wasn't coping.
Not long after the discharge, on Theodore's 3 month birthday, Emma and Theodore had a horrific accident.
Emma had tripped and fell over Nala's dog bed, with Theodore in her arms.
Jake and Emma rushed Theoodore to Joondalup Health Campus, then after a CT scan, Theodore was rushed to PCH by Category 1 Ambulance, sirens, lights & all.
Theodore suffered a fractured skull, with bleeding on the brain which then they decided to put Theodore in an induced coma.
An hour after his admission to PCH, Teddy went into theater and had a craniotomy to remove the hematomas and help reduce the excess swelling that the fall caused.
He had damage to his spinal ligaments, and neck (which he had to wear a soft neck collar for 6 weeks.)
Theodore had a rocky 10 days in ICU, as he developed MRAS (infection common in hospital settings) and pneumonia.
Theodore's family were told to expect the absolute worst; But he pulled through!
After just short of a month stay at PCH, Theodore was discharged!
Theodore now has the official diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, right side hemiplegia and vision issues.
Theodore still has rehabilitation (Speech Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy) Early intervention Team, Spinal and Plastic appointments at PCH.
Without the staff and volunteers at Perth Childrens Hospital, none of us would of been able to go through this journey quite as well.
So, we supporting Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Foundation on the frontline of children’s health care.
Please support us by making a donation in lieu of a gift.
Together we can enable the Foundation to pursue their mission of helping transform the lives of WA’s sick children and young people so they can live their healthiest and happiest lives.
Thank you for your generous donation.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Glen Erika Grace
Sandy, Chad & Natalie Hoysted
Jake, Emma, Thomas & Nala
Richard, Heather, Reuben And Eleanor
Debbie And Neil Starling
Lucy Rogers & Rose Richardson
Sarah And Daniel