Oh my, 10 mins ago a nice lady knocked at the door as soon as she asked if Alexander lived here i knew instantly his quilt is here. Jumping up and down , what a lovely lady Alex came out and said hello too with such excitement. We opened the parcel and what beauty was inside it is amazing so wonderful so big and so thoughtful. Thank you so much everyone who took part in makeing my son's quilt and everyone else for giving others the moment I've just experienced. It is truly amazing and can't thank you enough. He was so happy and now he can talk he recognises his favorite paw patrol, rocky and superman you amazing people have made our week x
Alexander was born on September 4th, 2015, full term. He was delivered via a forceps delivery and it was noticed immediately that he had an undiagnosed missing right forearm and hand.
24 hours later he was taken into NICU, from where it was deduced that he had contracted haemophilius and a streptococcal infection.It was at this point we were informed of the severity of the situation, both trying to prepare for the worst as his young age and potent infections could have been fatal.
One month and six different types of antibiotics later he was discharged and made a full recovery.
12 months have passed and with numerous appointments from the worries at first to now show that having two arms is overrated.
We are the proudest of parents, from sitting up from 5 months to crawling at 6 months and taking his first steps a month before his first birthday he has excelled himself in his progression and is a truly amazing little boy. He is loved by many and on my Facebook he has his own following who are just as proud to watch him grow as we are and love the photos I share with them.
He has regular appointments with his prosthetics specialists and has so far received his first limb, intended more for familiarity than function, though it works well as a teething toy
Eventually his prosthetics will progress to being more functional and one day he may be able to use both hands but until then he will always be our perfect little boy.