Having a baby is always life-changing. But when you’re told at the 20-week scan that your baby is missing part of her arm, life really does change forever.
At first there’s the shock – that horrible wave of heat and nausea that sweeps over you whenever a medical professional says ‘I just need to check something with a colleague’.
Then the disbelief and sadness. The ‘why us?’ The constant shifts from excitement to apprehension and back again.
But eventually, after lots of talking, tears and some amazing support from the NHS, we realised that yes, we can do this. We can make our little girl a happy, confident child who can do absolutely anything she wants. And this blog is my way of hopefully helping other parents who get the same heart-stopping diagnosis to see the light at the end of the tunnel. And to remind myself that we’re doing OK. Mostly…
This is the story of the incredible Miss Kitty.