School refusal?

It was 2019! We were ever hopeful that all the difficulties of 2018 would be magically left behind us - as if taking down the old calendar, and hanging up a new one would enable the planets to re-align and that our luck would change overnight. But not God or Father Christmas, or even fluffy…

Starving the anxiety gremlin…

So the search for a CBT specialist began and here in lay the problem.... we couldn’t find any that helped children with pain management.  We knew DW was struggling he had started to show signs of retreating from the world, was emotional and highly strung and he cried sometimes in a ball in a corner.…

Pain, panic, prunes and pooh

We had forgotten that we also had a mind, not just a body, to repair. We had underestimated the impact of 8 months of, at times, pretty terrifying pain.... How did we get here? So after acute gastroenteritis which got trapped in his blocked bowel, my son, DW, was very ill and treated for sepsis.…