Word of the Week – Star

On Monday, Star was sent home from school. She didn’t go in on Tuesday and just lay on the sofa all day. Then on Wednesday she had a hospital appointment that she really couldn’t miss.

So Wednesday morning.we set off to the hospital only to find her consultant was running late. We had to wait two hours! The time passed fairly quickly though and Star was great at waiting, in fact she was more patient than her Dad. Then we had a good chat with her consultant. While in his room we saw some post op x-rays that we hadn’t seen before, so hubby grabbed a quick pic. It’s hard to believe that it all started when she was only seven years old. My little girl has been through so much and yet still carries on smiling. Her consultant was a little surprised at how much she had grown in the last year. I think she’s surprising all of us, she’ll be taller than me soon and she’s only twelve.

Star’s x-ray, this is how her spine is connected to her skull!

Thursday she was back at school. She’s been having some problems with some of the kids at school teasing her and getting very upset. The school have been great about it and have told her that there are loads of things they can do to help. The first step has been to move her to a different form class, one that is quieter. So, on Thursday she went into this new class and came home really happy. I’m hoping that things work out for her. We sometimes feel so close to thinking that she’s not going to make it through mainstream school. I so hope she does but when things get bad I can see it all falling apart. But my girl keep soldiering on. That’s why she’s my Star!

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  1. January 26, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Oh, Star has been through it this week. Glad that she's feeling better now and that she's happy in her new form, I do hope she manages to settle in there x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. January 26, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Your girl really is a Star….She has been through so much.
    What a week she has had! I am so glad she's happy in her new class….I hope it lasts.

  3. Liberty on the Lighter Side - (LoLS)
    January 26, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    Wow! Such a brave girl, that photo is amazing, isn't it wonderful what can be done these days with surgery? I hope she stays happy in her new class.

  4. January 26, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    A Star indeed… Great that the school is trying to help with the issues going on there too, which I'm sure is a relief for you! #WotW

  5. January 26, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    oh poor Star bless her kids can be so unkind, sounds like she is so brave in the way she is dealing with it and thank goodness you have a great school behind you x

  6. ourlittleescapades
    January 26, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    I'm so glad Star's appointment went well. I'm glad the school are supporting Star and everything she needs. School needs to be enjoyable for everyone x

  7. January 27, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    She's amazing! Glad too that the school is handling the bullying well. #wotw

  8. karenblower
    January 28, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    She's a brave young lady and you have every right to be very proud of her. I'm pleased her school are supporting her, kids can be horrible little creatures some times.

  9. January 28, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    Oh gosh, she has been through a lot recently. I suspect she gets her soldiering on from someone quite close though! Love and hugs xx #wotw

  10. optrixxaris1
    January 29, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    It's lovely that she is doing well and the school have made things better for her. #WotW

  11. January 30, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    That photo is amazing. Star has certainly been through a lot but I'm so glad she still carries on smiling in spite of it all. It sounds like school are being really helpful at trying to make things better for her. Fingers crossed that the move to the new form continues to work well for her x #WotW

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