Posts filed under Kate Sykes

Ellie – Letting go….. a little

Ellie has had skin and health problems from birth.  During her early years, I have been a helicopter mum in respect of her health, mainly because  there were a lot of unanswered questions and I didn’t know what do for the best or what to expect.  I documented everything, took photos of every reaction and… (read more)

An Itchy Sleep

Tonight I am staying at a different house. I’m sharing a bed with Ellie. It’s 1am and for the last 2 hours, I have been watching her sleep. Sleep should be her sanctuary. It’s that crucial time for your mind and body to restore itself. A 4 year old should be having dreams of rainbows… (read more)

Getting the most out of your GP Consultation

Getting the most out of your GP consultation is so important. They are your front line gateway to the next level of care if needed. In the early days of Ellie’s journey, I assumed that the GP would have all of the answers and be in the position to fix the problems and give us… (read more)

Ellie’s Journey to School

My daughter starts school in September 2016. The months are whizzing past and I feel totally unprepared for her to be released independently to the world. I’m very protective over my little darling, all mums are. The thing that scares me the most is I am sending her into an environment that I no longer… (read more)

Miracle Cures …

Miracle cures.  The Internet  is awash with lotions and potions which offer to work their magic spell and banish skin complaints into oblivion.   I’ve tried most of them, they didn’t work for my daughter.  So, I was left out of pocket and feeling quite despondent and sadly my daughter who was used as a… (read more)

Ellie’s Story

Ellie was born on 20th September 2011 via c-section.  She was a healthy baby with mild skin issues which deteriorated once I finished breast feeding when she was 6 or 7 weeks old. Ellie experienced her first flare up then and I had never seen anything like it in my life.  Her poor beautiful face… (read more)

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