Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Smile every day

My son has had a bit of a rough year, he has cerebral palsy and suffered from a lot of pain and muscle spasms and he had a pump fitted under his skin with a tube into his spine to deliver medication directly to the nerves causing spasms and pain.This worked brilliantly for 3 weeks and then it stopped working. After many weeks of insisting to the doctors that it wasn't working and eventually persuading them to agree he was put on the waiting list to have it checked but not as an urgent case. That was in November last year.

He then had a fall a couple of weeks later and broke his right foot, a week before he had elective surgery on his left foot to straighten one of his toes.Unfortunately because the medication wasn't working the operation became much bigger as instead of one screw fixing his toe joint in place he finished up with 3 plates and 5 screws and was non weight bearing for 8 weeks.

In March he finally got the pump sorted, it was a complication so rare that they never mention it as a possibility,but who cares, it was working again. That in itself caused its own problems , as my son's muscle tone now relaxed and his foot position wasn't good and now stopped him walking so he needed more surgery, which he had last week. He now has 6 more weeks non weight bearing , then more surgery to remove wires holding his bones together , then a further few weeks in plaster before finally  he can start to walk again. 

Sorry about all the long winded explanation but I decided that some days we might need a little help to smile so I made this.

I used one of my favourite gorjuss girls that was one of the first stamps I bought from funky kits. I coloured her with promarkers and kept the palette simple.

I added a silver mirri card die cut 'smile' using a memory box die.

I put it in a frame in a place that we will all see it every morning as we walk by and how can we not have at least one smile a day.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

sugar nellie - anything goes


I love promarkers - use a diecut

crafting when we can - dies and punches


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh Julye, what a frustrating and heartbreaking time for you! I hope your son is back on his feet and feeling better really soon. It's awful how long these things can take. I hope all the recent surgeries have gone smoothly. How lovely that you could take pleasure in a sweet Sugar Nellie stamp. I love what you did with it. Good luck in the prize draw! You deserve something lovely to happen right now! Thanks for joining in the fun for our last Sugar Nellie challenge. So glad you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sugar Nellie Challenge DT said...

What with all you both are facing, thank you for taking time to share your creation with us! This CAS card is very striking and very cute. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting When We Can! Our prayers are with you.
Carolyn DT

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

a fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers

Gale said...

Adorable card Julye. I hope your son is on the mend soon. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Julye said...

Thank you for all your kind thoughts but my story wasn't to elicit sympathy merely to explain why I made what I did. My son has 5 more weeks non weight bearing and then 2 -4 in a walking cast then we will know how successful the surgery has been but thank you all

Sue B said...

A beautiful card… love the sweet image and fab borders… looks great in a frame.. and it will definitely make you smile when you look at this.. gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our CAS Challenge! :-)
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Katrina Bufton said...

Fabulous make, what a great idea to frame it. Thank you for joining us for the last Sugar Nellie Challenge, sending virtual hugs to you,
Katrina x