The Waiting Game

I'm sure if you live in Ireland you will know all about the huge waiting list for children with scoliosis to be seen by a consultant. Jono had his spinal surgery in 2009 and it was a battle back then. Sadly things haven't improved at all over the last 8 years. You can watch Megan... Continue Reading →

The cut backs continue

It's heartbreaking to think that two years after we began fighting our battle to get Jono his much-needed surgery there are still children out there going through agony. I think the health service for children in Ireland is shocking. I will never understand how people who have abused their bodies can get knee replacements, hip... Continue Reading →

Dublin (again)

  Jono had to go back to Dublin yesterday for his check up about his spine. It's a long day with a total of 8 hours travelling there and back. We were apprehensive as when we went back in May we were told his spine was curving again and he might need another surgery. The... Continue Reading →

Jono on the front of todays paper

Jono on the front of todays paper, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. It's great news that the ward has been re-opened in Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. Hopefully this will make life a whole lot easier for the children having orthopaedic surgery and parents who have all been crammed into a ward with heart... Continue Reading →


Yesterday was Jono's check up in Dublin. So we set off bright and early for the hospital. Lucky this time there were no hold ups on the train. Jono had his xray first and then got to see one Doctor. Then we had to wait to see the consultant. The consultant is a really nice... Continue Reading →

Sunny Sligo

Sunny Sligo, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. Well it's been a really lovely couple of days. I actually managed to get the grass cut today and caught up on all the washing. In the middle of it all we heard the 'Mr. Whippy' van so the kids and I piled into the car and whizzed of... Continue Reading →

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