It is, you know.
Out of the blue this morning we received a letter from Alderhey hospital explaining that Ellie has a high deficient level of Vitamin D.
We never saw that coming.
But sitting back and thinking about it, it makes sense.
She has been diagnosed with osteoporosis as it is and with the onset of scoliosis it explains her weak bones let alone her weak muscles.
She needs sunshine - really, thats what the doctor ordered!
Funny, though, because she rarely ventures outdoors either as her photophobia prevents her and because, quite simply, she never "plays" outdoors (unless she is outside with us). My heart does break that she never gets to hang out with kids her own age otherwise Im sure she would be outside more PLUS the school have a habit of nurturing her indoors at break times in fear that she will fall over or become disorientated in school. That is soooo going to stop in light of this news.
She also needs to be prescribed a daily dose of Vit D for the coming 6 months which should improve her bone density. Im glad in a way as I was against the hospital faffing with science by giving her Oestrogen to improve her bones strength which may have accelerated her scoliosis.
Are you lost with all this? I am!
In the same postal drop, Ellies monthly subscription magazine arrived so we set the garden swing up with comfy cushions, banged a hat on her head, donned her sunnies and she sat in the sun for an hour so her body could drink up that vitally precious vitamin D from the sun.
Off on a tangent again, it would be mad for anyone to suggest that if this is her overall condition after years of fighting for an answer! I swear that if this is the case, ill do my tank in. Simple as the answer may be, it should have been detected YEARS ago.
But still, we are taking positive steps to get her some glorious sunshine over the next few weeks school holidays - please pray for sunshine. - Yeah, I know! lol
Ive made some more cards today using Craftworks Cards products which I thoroughly enjoyed. Ellis is rather struck with this one so Im going to let her have it in her room (on loan) for a few days. If only those crystals would glow with vitamin D!!
I printed my own paper on the white sheet using the stamps from the Chandelier set. Its ever so pretty.
Ok, bed time.
Or maybe not, Ive lots of fun things to tinker with. I can sleep when Im dead.