Saturday, 20 August 2011

The wonders of social networking

Through the wonders of social networking some amazing things have happened. My post 'Can anyone help?' has been shared by many people on facebook that I have been contacted by some very kind people with offers of help. I've had email contact with some pediatric physiotherapists who have offered their time and I have been put in contact with a pediatric physiotherapy service in Melbourne for children with an acquired brain injury. This service is a bit pricey so I will probably have to work some extra shifts to be able to afford the private fees. We have Max's physio assessment at the Childrens Hospital in 2 days so I will wait and see what they can offer us. We don't have a lot of money but I will do whatever I can to give Max everything he needs. An empathetic THANK YOU to everyone who has shared the post and/or read the post and got in contact with me.

A friend had the excellent suggestion to keep Max's good arm inside his clothes to force him to use the bad arm. He had other ideas......

Another wonderful thing about social networking is that it has enabled me to get in contact with other parents of pediatric/infant stroke survivors. I have joined a few online groups and I have had some correspondence with some of these parents. They are like celebrities to me and everytime one replies to me I get all excited like a giggly school girl. They are my heros.

Yesterday a very special little girl turned 2. Her name is Piper and she is a survivor of infant stroke in-utero. I stumbled across her mother Megans blog a few months ago and was really taken by her beautiful writing. In the last few days I have had some email correspendence with Megan, she is an AMAZING woman who really lifts my spirits. I wanted to share her blog with you The Naptime Experiment: Labor Day. Happy Birthday Piper.


  1. That is just lovely. I didn't have my facebook page for my blog set up as yet however I posted your link on my private facebook profile and I saw it moving along in my newsfeed by my friends. I am glad you had offers of help. The power of the intermenet hey!

  2. Thank you Peggy! Social media can create a lot of problems but it also has its good points ;-)

  3. Faith, I'm so happy this is the kind of support blogging has provided you!


  4. Glad to hear you have had so much help and support!