Rosie has settled in well at Tadworth. The staff are all lovely, the facilities impressive and the grounds stunning.
There is no doubt that Rosie will be kept busy whilst here. Her daily timetable includes physio, occupational therapy, school, speech and language, music therapy and more.
The initial goals are to improve Rosie’s head control, strengthen her trunk, get her hands working, get her eating and find a way for Rosie to communicate. She has a long way to go, but this is most definitely the best place for her.
Rosie has a wheelchair, which she is slowly getting used to. She has been able to have a bath for the first time in eight months and today had her first hydrotherapy session in the warmest pool ever, which we both loved.
Yesterday we were back at GOSH for Rosie’s first transplant clinic. The appointment went well, Rosie’s bloods, echo and ECG were all good and her beautiful heart continues to work perfectly. We remain forever grateful to Rosie’s donor and family for giving her the ultimate gift and enabling us to focus on rehabilitation.
Tomorrow we go home! Rosie’s rehab programme is Monday to Friday, which means we can go home at weekends. They have squeezed her sessions into the morning so we can get away nice and early to make the most of our time at home.
So regarding the next chapter of Rosie’s journey, so far, so good.