Following on from that I entered a competition through Red Balloon where you had to tell your Story of Thanks. I entered in how Narelle, Trav and Carlee climbed Mt Kinabalu and fundraised for Noah and how I could never put into words how much it means to us. We ended up with top votes and were chosen as the winners of the competition. We won a $500.00 Red Balloon gift voucher for our awesome climbers. Whilst in Melbourne we used this towards a special Limo Wine Tour of Gippsland. We had such a lovely day. It was nice to get out and spend some time with the people we love.
I am yet to reconcile whether Noah being accepted into The Centre for Cerebral Palsy is a high or a low, if that makes any sense. What I mean exactly is that I am glad because it means better therapy and support and access to things that will help us and Noah. But it is also just about the most terrifying thing at the same time. Its scary and unknown. Noah has been diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, as a result of his HIE. There are different severity's and Noah's is in the highest severity level (V). As he is still young this may change somewhat. There is thus far no cure for CP, although there are quite a few different therapies/treatments which can be very helpful. We are currently researching and finding out what will best suit Noah. We have a team of therapist at TCCP. But our overall coordinator who is our Occupational Therapist is our favourite :) She is lovely and so on the-ball with things. We have been trying out some different equipment to aid Noah in different positions as he can't support himself very well. The one on the right is called a "Wingbo". It's a type of tummy time swing. It puts Noah in a great position to push off his arms and get his head up. This was the first time Noah was able to lift his head up in a tummy position. This may seem like such a small milestone and not a huge deal but it was such a strain for him and a huge, massive achievement and we are so very proud of him.