We always thought things would be normal when baby was born, she hit all milestones but on day 3 of Hannah's life she fell extremely poorly. Hannah was having fits every day which would effect her oxygen levels and was in hospital for 2 weeks. We left hospital and she was diagnosed with epilepsy. But as time went one she wasn't doing what any growing child would do, floppy head not sitting, reaching for toys, no babbling baby talk. The doctors told us she may never talk, roll over, walk and sit unaided. That's when they said she has global developmental delay.
Hannah still doesn't have a name for what she has and we asked for second opinion at Alderhey hospital. The doctor told us she may never have a diagnosis.
So it was just lots of physio, sensory play exercise for hannah on a daily basis which made her stronger.
In October 2014 Hannah had fallen very ill. She had fluid in her body and stopped breathing, she was in hospital for a month to help her recover fully. The cause of the illness had built up slowly and it hit her very bad. This had effected Hannah's eating so she had to be fed through a tube in her nose until it was better. Then it was decided for Hannah to have a tube in her stomach for her feeding which was going to help her. Since Hannah being ill in 2014 she has come on in leaps and bounds - she is such a strong little girl. With the daily exercises she can sit on her own for small amounts of time, babbling, mimicking sounds and ready for school in September. This makes me so proud of how strong my daughter is. She still is in a wheelchair and still tube fed but she has been through so much and come out fighting. I know she will do things in her own time and I will help her get there. To sum it up if you see Hannah she is smiling all the time, very happy, bubbly and affectionate little girl who lights up the room when she comes in. I am so proud of my little princess and continue to be by her side to help and guide her always.