a devastating news to us but of course, when i received the bomb, i bore in mind that Fateha IS an extreme premature toddler.
Fateha had her monthly physiotherapy session and paediatric appointment yesterday. i was alone when accompanying my Little Pixie for her therapy. she seemed okay during her physio session, didn’t cry at all. she only yelped and was a little reluctant. then Mr Fauzan dropped the bomb which blasted my heart like it had been for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. but of course, i was able to accept the facts he passed to me.
this is an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) splint which Little Pixie would most likely needed to wear on a daily basis, on both feet, when walking. both Mr Fauzan and A/Prof Lee said her muscles around her ankles were more tensed than before and her muscle tone had also increased higher. this caused both of her feel to collapse inwards when standing. if no correction made, Little Pixie may not be able to walk properly. there were 2 other options given to us:
1) to get a pair of shoe with very hard soles and to wear it at home
2) Botox injection (to strengthen her muscles)
just imagining her wearing AFO breaks my heart cos it would make her look handicapped uncool but it has to be done! i want her to recover from this so i immediately told A/Prof Lee that i want to make AFO for her. Botox could fetch up to thousands and for both feet, i could just die. AFO, which i was told by Mr Fauzan, would cost me about a few hundreds, after a government subsidy. yes, we’re subsidised patients.
please pray for Fateha’s recovery and this method of correction could stabilize her feet.