Sophie was born 13 days overdue by emergency section. When she was delivered Sophie was not breathing properly due to meconium aspiration. Sophie was ventilated at 6 mins old and taken down to neonatal. Sophie spent 25 days in neonatal.
At Sophie's post neonatal check up it was found that she did not have the correct movements. After further investigations Sophie was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
We also raised the point that Sophie was having some jerking movements. She was referred to the neurology department for further investigations. Sophie was diagnosed with epilepsy at 18 weeks old.
At one of Sophie's regular follow up appointments with the neurology team they noticed Sophie was not following correctly with her eyes. Sophie was the referred to the sight specialist and in 2009 was registered blind with less the 5% vision.
Sophie was having reflux problems and it was decided she was to be given thick and easy. Unfortunately Sophie did not like this mixed in with her drinks and food so had to have a temporary NG tube and was put on the waiting list for a gastrostamy and fundo.
At present Sophie attends Springwood school full time and is very settled, her seizures are mainly under control with medicines although does have the occasionally full body fit.
Due to Sophie's cerebral palsy she has severe scoliosis of the spine and a dislocated hip. Sophie is on a waiting list for an operation on her hip and waiting to see a spine specialist with regards to her scoliosis.
Sophie has multiple medications to control her seizures, help with her cerebral palsy, pain relief and to help her sleep