I sat around a meeting with four professionals sitting in a semi-circle around me. "I will not let you fail my daughter."  I repeated "I will NOT let you fail my daughter". And we went around in circles. "We are not asking you anything that is beyond reasonable expectation of parental care". "We will want [...]

Autumn's arrived to London and this means two things in our household.  The snot season has officially opened with Freya spending three nights in the Paediatric Critical Unit with entero -and rhinovirus. The other thing is that nursery has started but our little lady is not there - despite starting the process back in February, [...]

Ugh. Just ugh. I have numerous times written about the bureaucratic nightmare living with a chronically ill child is and the endless battles we have faced in the last two years to ensure that Freya's needs are properly met, but the events of last couple of months take - like people far politer than me [...]

Elections. Whether you rejoice in the small government approach of  the other side of the pond or rejoiced in the victory of the left in France there is a distinct smell of change in the air. Here in the UK parliamentary elections are around the corner. After the emotion provoking brexit referendum last year there are [...]

It's December and I am cautiously getting in the Christmas mood. We have had a good autumn, with just one emergency admission and managing little lady and winter bugs at home. But I do not want to get too excited, as I know that any little blip can land us at hospital over the holidays. [...]