On the 12th September 2010 our son Abe was born ten weeks early. When he failed to meet certain milestones we suspected something was wrong. In March 2012 Abe was diagnosed with a form of Cerebral Palsy called Spastic Diplegia. It was a massive shock. We don’t know what his future will hold or if he will ever be able to walk independently.
Abe has just turned two and needs daily physiotherapy sessions, although he can sit up he isn’t very stable, he can’t stand independently and he relies on a walking frame to get around. Despite his physical challenges, Abe is a bright little boy and is becoming a chatterbox just like his sister! He is a very determined and lovable little dude. Our little superstar!
Unfortunately on the 20th September 2012 we found out that Abe’s condition wouldn’t improve, and the only way to stop his legs from progressively degenerating was to have surgery called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). Since then we’ve been busy making Abe’s Adventure become a reality.
On the 2nd March 2013 we flew to the USA where Abe underwent the surgery at St Louis Children’s Hospital. The operation was 100% success and completely removed the spasticity in Abe’s legs. We returned to the UK 4 weeks later and have been following an intensive physio programme ever since.
Finally before you visit the rest of Abe’s site we’d like to introduce the other members of the family!
Abe’s Mummy (Leigh)
Abe’s Daddy (Gavin)
Abe’s cheeky Sister (Thea, 4 years old and just started school)
The Cats (Howie and Daisy)