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Genetic Diagnosis #2: Bartters Syndrome

I missed a call from the geneticist. I kicked myself when I listened to the voicemail asking me to call back knowing they'd have left the office by now. Jaxons geneticist had recently sent more bloods to test for Bartters Syndrome. If you don't know the back story to this, he struggles significantly to maintain …

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The latest milestone: The High Dependancy Unit.

Sigh with me guys. Another first for Jaxon. Not sitting up, not 'mama', not dipping his toes in the sea. Oh no, Jaxon does not do normal milestones. This milestone was *drumroll please*... the high dependency unit (HDU). The calm before the storm Following his operation that appeared to go so well on Friday 5th …

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Catch up with Jaxon: Carers, bladder retention, back to the operating theatre..

As I sit at my sons bedside in Leicesters Glenfield Hospital as he sleeps peacefully, I'm overwhelmed with Deja Vu. However, its been two months since the operation that failed us, twice now. I don't have time to recap as there's a few bits during the interim I want to update you on, before returning …

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Allow me to reintroduce Jaxon: A summary of Jaxons diagnosis’ and how they affect him currently

Hello, If you're new to my blog, it can look a little overwhelming. If you've been following from the beginning, it can still be a little overwhelming. A lot has happened in the last 8-9 months and I write what we experience, as we experience it. This means each blog has been about something new. …

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What is a Discharge Planning Meeting and how did Jaxons go?

A 'discharge planning meeting', commonly abbreviated to a DPM, is a gathering of as many professionals involved in a patients care to discuss a safe transition from hospital to home. Today we had Jaxons second DPM. We were back in hospital just two days after the last one, until now. Who attended: •Lead Paediatric Neurodisability …

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