Mia was born after an uneventful pregnancy and delivery. She unfortunately contracted meningitis when she was 2 weeks old and then again at 8 weeks old. She recovered well from both and we were told she would not suffer any ill effects from it. She was a happy and beautiful little baby. She had learnt how to sit up and was feeding herself bottles and was becoming quite the cheeky character.
Unfortunately when Mia was 6 months old she was deprived of oxygen for approximately 20 minutes. After much intervention from our local hospital her heart was restarted and she was ventilated and transferred to our children's hospital. we were told to prepare for the worst and to say our goodbyes.
Mia stayed in hospital for approximately 6 weeks but eventually came home. Unfortunately due to the brain damage, Mia's life is now very different. She is unable to sit, stand, walk, talk or eat. But that cheeky happy little girl still shines through irrespective of what she has to go through on a daily basis.
Mia has frequent hospital admissions and requires 24/7 care. We have been told that she does not have a long life expectancy and we receive support from our local children's hospice.
Despite the bleak outlook Mia was given; I believe Mia continues to do more than ever was expected from her. She makes me proud every day as does her big sister Maisie who is absolutely amazing with her!