Amazing Star!

I haven’t done a post for Ethan’s Escapades Small Steps Amazing Acheivements for a while, so I thought I would write about how proud I am of my little girl.

If you are a regular reader you will know that Star suffered (in laymans terms) a slipped disc at the very top of her spine. This happened six months ago and treatment is still on-going. For the last 12 weeks she has been wearing a halo.
Just in case you don’t know what a halo is:

 This picture was taken shortly after surgery. The halo is a type of traction, it keeps her head, neck and shoulders perfectly still and aligned. The halo around her head is screwed into her skull. the vest comes down to her waist and is bolted on, it can only be removed by a doctor.

But that picture is horrid. I only showed it to you so you could see how horrible the halo is.
This picture is my Star, taken just over a week later.

She really is amazing. She has carried on regardless, always smiling, never complaining. Even when she is in pain she doesn’t complain much. And to wear that horrid contraption for 12 weeks is a real acheivement in my eyes.

So I dedicate this post to my shining Star. Just one more week honey and we’ll have you out of there and back into my arms for that long awaited cuddle. You are amazing sweetheart.

Ethans Escapades


  1. February 20, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    Yes she is totally AMAZING! Well done Star – you are a truly brave girl! xxx

  2. February 21, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    I agree with the above comment, your daughter is amazing! 🙂 And I'm wishing her a speedy recovery too. #PoCoLo.

  3. February 21, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    Big smiles sent over to Sky,wow you are one brave young lady. Im hoping the days fly by quickly and you can have that long awaited for cuddle 🙂 XXXXXX

  4. February 21, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    Good grief, I couldn't even imagine wearing something like that… extraordinary girl! Best wishes for a full recovery! #PoCoLo

  5. February 21, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    Here's to getting out of the halo and back into Mum's arms for a massive hug x

    Well done to a brave girl and her incredibly brave Mum x

  6. February 21, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    She is indeed a Star. Amazing bravery. Am sure it;s been tough for you all but fingers crossed all is better very soon xx

  7. February 22, 2014 / 8:21 am

    Wow! What a brave little girl. A real star. It must be so hard on you too though. I bet you're all counting down the days until it comes off xx

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