Happy Belated New Year!

Happy belated new year everyone! I hope you've all had a brilliant start to the new year so far? It feels like I've not wrote for ages, when in reality, it's been a little under a month! I don't know if I want to talk about Christmas, because before we know it, it will be back like it never went away! We did have a lovely Christmas though, including Jezeppi who celebrated his first Christmas.

My life, as ever, has not been dull, without a doubt there is never a quiet day in my life, if I'm not sorting out appointments, or helping someone, I'm working, or cleaning, sometimes both! I kid you not I've tried to hover with one hand whilst reading out an email, it just didn't go down well. If there's not washing to be done, there's dog hair that needs to be hoovered, floors to mop, a bathroom to clean and beds to make.

So socialising hasn't been something I've been good at during 2016 yet, I've not even been around on social media as much as I usually would! What was suppose to be a short break over Christmas turned into a longer break, and although there has been days where I've thought I can't wait to get back into the swing of things, I'm glad I had that time off.

I'm broke, feeling a bit down in the dumps, tired, got a million one things to do but life goes on doesn't it?

Over the past couple of weeks, I've started to settle more on the fact that Spud may have Autism, and/or a learning difficulty as his school believes. To me, Leo is him, he's the same as me, however a little slow at processing things! My baby was born seven weeks premature weighing a tiny weight, he's had five operations, I know he can kick butt at whatever comes his way, with me by his side, we will get through anything!

I took Spud to an opticians appointment last week, it's no secret with Spud's eyes, and most of you will know Spud had an operation on his eyes in 2014, being discharged from the eye department at the hospital just six weeks later. Now, instead of us getting his prescription from the hospital, which we would take to an opticians and just pick up glasses, we now have to do everything at the opticians, which should be smooth sailing right?

How wrong could I be, Spud had an appointment with an optician who in my opinion had no patience with children whatsoever, he was getting extremely annoyed with Spud because Spud kept moving his head ever so slightly, which resulted in the optician forcibly moving Spud's head into a straight position every minute or two, something both me and Spud wasn't comfortable with.

Then after me telling the optician Spud is sensitive to lights since his operation, what does he go and do, start shining bright lights into Spud's eyes, then got annoyed when Spud kept closing his eyes and squinting! The final straw came when the optician told me to bring Spud back in a week's time for eye drops to make Spud's vision blurry, drops Spud has had numerous times from his days under the hospital eye team, and something he screamed at every time

All weekend I thought over and over again, as Spud's mummy, I know what's best, and I know taking my worried and anxious child back to an optician who clearly had no patience for him is not the way to go about getting Spud's eyes checked! So I've booked an appointment for another opticians, and Spud's senco teacher has very kindly said she'll write a supporting letter to show the optician. Fingers crossed I can get some glasses for my boy, he's really struggling to see the board at school, so they're needed quite urgently!

I'm off before I start moaning about something else, there's a whole heap of things I could rant about right now, but they can wait for another day!

Until next time,
Jada x

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