Once upon a time, not so very long ago........

Little Leon was born with a poorly heart. This made his Mummy and Daddy sad and they decided to search for a special friend who would keep Little Leon company and look after him while he was in hospital.............

The Adventure begins..............

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Little Leon has a CT scan.....

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday Little Leon went for a CT scan at Leeds General Infirmary, Ward 10, where his laydees work.  They were very very pleased to see him, he thinks seeing how big he has grown and how well he is makes them feel that even on bad days they do an amazing job, not just with the little heart babies, but looking after the little heart parents and grandparents as well.

The team
Some of the Gang at LGI who help Little Leon and his friends

It was a very long day, Mummy and Daddy had to get Leon up early because he was nil by mouth from 7am!  then, Daddy went to work and Leon had a bath and splashed Mummy so they both had to get changed!   Then, a ride in his Volvo chariot to collect Daddy and get to the hospital.

Everyone was happy so see Little Leon, they are happy to see all the heart babies on ward 10! Sadly it took seven attempts to get the canula into Leon for the contrast dye, Emma the play therapist brought lovely toys but he sobbed and sobbed, it must have hurt very much because he had real big tears.  So eventually the lovely Dr Emma had a try and magically first time got it in and sorted.  Leon calmed down when she gently wrapped a bandage around his foot to keep it in place and then his lovely nursey gave him some sedative, Little Leon was going to carry on playing, but he fell fast asleepi.

Thomas wraps paws up for the cold

The scan is to look at the Left Pulmonary artery, which looked originally like a squashed straw, The Doctors were hoping that the operation would stimulate it to grow, but they are not sure yet and need detailed pictures to find out. If it hasnt grown he might need some more interventions.

When Little Leon came round after a very long THREE hour sleepi, he was a bit giddy and couldnt sit still, Mummy said it was like holding a jelly worm that was wiggling and wiggling!  He drank a huge bottle of milky and had some dinner, which seemed to help a little bit.

Now if i could just control my body..

Thunk...... sigh......

Little Leon is sending a big HUG and Hello to Arron and his family, he had his operation two weeks ago and is looking fabulous, not only that as they passed the ward, Mummy spied a Noel look a like!  Arron has Noels brother staying with him, he is called Aussie!  It was lovely to talk to Arrons family, they read Little Leons blog and said that its nice to know they are not the only ones going through the stresses of having a little heart baby.  Like Little Leons family they wouldnt swap him either!

April was there with Olivia who had six teeth out! Little Leon is amazed, he has only two at the moment and wants to hang on to those!! He sends big Hugs to her as well and says, tell your Mummy to make you some ice pops, they are soothing for sore gums!

Noels friends moved onto ward 10 and 4!
Mummy, Daddy and Little Leon took two of Noels friends to live on ward 10 and 4, they are there to give the staff and other Mummys and Daddys hugs while little heart babies are having surgery!  Yey!

Emotionally it was a hard day so Mummy went to bed before Leon because she couldnt stand up very well with her poorly head, Leon stayed downstairs for a bit longer to play with Daddy, becasue Daddy looked like he needed to play before bedtime!

More adventures very soon

Love from Little Leon xxx

1 comment:

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Gosh, wy dident they giv por Leon the sedativ BEFOR they tryd to stik the spikey thing in him? Then he wud not hav had to be as brayve as a Bear!

Mind yu he shor has lots ov Bears arownd to help him thare!

I hope Mummy had sum nice cayke later, to help arfter a stressy day!