Matthew is just ace. Full of fun and mischief,smiles all the time and soldiers through all that life throws at him. He's got a cheeky wee side to him which we love. He was born at 36 weeks after I felt reduced movement,went to hospital and he was born by emergency c section. He had got tangled in his cord and it was twice tight round his neck. He needed resuscitated and spent some days in intensive care. For some reason he slipped through the net and there was no mention to us of possible implications from the lack of oxygen at birth,he didn't get an ultrasound and seemed to recover fairly quickly. He always struggled with feeding though,and he was a very refluxy baby. Cried constantly and always had his eyes closed. His development just seemed to be on pause and we knew very quickly something wasn't right. At around 5months we researched various things and knew that he had all the signs of cerebral palsy. Everything moved quite quickly from there until he was officially diagnosed around 7months. He's now 3 and a half and he can't sit up,walk or talk. He is totally immobile and relies on equipment for postural support for 24 hours of the day. He is on various medication daily,has had Botox to try and help some of his high tone and we are currently in hospital while he recovers from his bilateral hip surgery. Really major surgery especially for such a little guy. He's always very brave and were incredibly proud of him.