Over the last few months we have experienced some of the very best of the NHS. While sadly other family members have not due to increasing pressure and broken systems.
Quinns has been very unwell since the end of September. I don’t think my brain has processed quite how unwell yet. Thankfully his care has been great and he is on his way to being home. I’m not quite ready to share the many complexities of what has been happening but hopefully as he continues to recover and rehabilitate my ability to articulate will return.
He has been helped and is continuing to be cared for by so many people it’s difficult to name them all but here goes.
This New Year we are very grateful to the doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, speech & language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, radiographers, surgeons, anaesthetists, pharmacists, phlebotomists, play specialists, hospital teachers, cleaners, caterers, administrators, specialists, porters, blanket gifters, volunteers and entertainers at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh and the Evelina Hospital in London.
Special thanks to the ScotSTAR retrieval team, paramedics and air ambulance paramedics who got us safely to where Quinns needed to be. I have some amazing stories to share of our journeys!
Also as a family we couldn’t have managed without Kindred, Ronald McDonald House, the Edinburgh Hospital Children’s Charity, the Evelina Hospital School, Beads of Courage and of course all the support, love and kindness from our family and friends.
And finally thanks to the listeners, the pyjama enthusiasts, the ones who were always there, the task givers, the shoulders to cry on, the banner maker, the card makers, the hamper givers, the jokers, the organisers, the sorters, the providers, the bead supplier, the chair deliverers, the video makers, the new friends, the creatives, the tea makers, the custom pillow makers, the custom support makers, the messagers, the massager, the visitors, the cake sender, the flower senders, the chocolate and sweet suppliers, the dinner providers, the Disney enthusiasts and the music providers.