Dog went mental.
Then Ellie came home.
And she went mental.
Between being licked to death by Eddy the mad "I chew absolutely everything" dachshund and Belle getting in from School I opened a letter addressed to Mark and I.
It was from the Doctor (in Wigan) who told me in January that, with Belle - "what you see is what you get".
That drove me beserk.
Infact I almost had a bloody breakdown.
Anyway, this new letter (from the Doctor in Wigan) was in response to a heart appointment we had in Alderhey a few weeks back and even that appointment was in response to the excellent care we received in the US.
And this Doctor (in Wigan) now sends us an email and claims he thinks Ellie has symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 6.
So you can imagine that I run straight to the PC and look it up. And classic signs of this is a prolapsed mitric valve (which she has) and other stuff (which she has).
Now I don't actually think for sure she has it because, as you know, we have been fed a lot of bull over the last 12 years. But Im losing the ability to take my next breath because Im just about sick and fed up of it all.
I really am.
As I am typing now my eyes are just about to lose their vision through tears and Ive got that pain in my chest where it feels like a nuclear bomb has exploded and subsequently ripped out my heart.
You really would think I'd be jumping for joy, though, wouldn't you?
But I am not.
I just can't believe this doctor wrote us off in January and then, on the strength of the hard work the US doctors put into researching Ellies problems, he types a letter as nice as you like and mask himself as being the saviour to the whole story.
Am I wrong to think like this?
Perhaps 12 years of faffing about has just pushed me over the bloody edge.
No matter what.
Belle is Belle and we know and love her as our extraordinary little girl who fills us up with so much emotion and love. Its incredibly difficult to convey just the right words that would convince you of how much we adore that little creature. So regardless of whether she has a syndrome or not - that kid has been put on this earth for a reason and soon enough even you will understand that too.