Monday, 12 April 2010

Can you count.....

Staining a bench green 'crafting' if YES, then I've done some, YIPPEE...

as the last few days been re-coating our picnic bench ready for the lovely summer we will (hopefully) have, lol... It's taken about 4 days in all, as had to do it round Steven because of it being school holidays

We've had a bit of a set back with going out and about like we normally do, as last weekend I noticed Steven had blisters on the top of both he's big toes, (great a Bank Holiday weekend)... I came to the conclusion he might have out grown he's boots... So first thing Tuesday morning I started phoning the Hospital (as he wears special Piedro boots), no answer, left messages, no one got back to me, so after lunch I found myself putting Steven in the car and driving down to the hospital, to be told sorry we have no appointment available this week, but I'm not happy with that, especially when my son is in a discomfort... did get told that the other Hospital would have someone that might see him on the Wednesday morning, so went home, then we got up at the crack of dawn Wednesday morning, to go to the other Hospital...

HOORAY, there I found a friendly face, it was one of the people that have seen Steven in the past, so she sorted it, ordered one new pair of boots, it seems Steven has grown nearly 2 whole sizes, BUT now it's the waiting... (I did ask if I could buy a second pair, but was told not allowed, also checked the Internet and unless you're a professional you are not allowed to buy them, great)...

The only thing that totally cheesed me off, was this Orthotic lady was at the first Hospital the day before and if the receptionist had used her brain, she could have buzz through and she would have seen Steven there. Like she said, would have saved me another trip to this Hospital... OK I didn't mind the second trip, but it would have meant he's new boots could have been ordered a whole 24 hours earlier, might not sound a lot to others, but when the last ones took nearly 8 weeks to come, it is, I can assure you.... I good mind to ask the receptionist how she would like to wear shoes/boot nearly 2 sizes too small for her...

So at the moment I'm wheeling Steven round in he's wheelchair, but today did buy some stiff sided trainers and am going to put Stevens insoles in them, I know he won't have the support on he's ankles, but I think it's the best solution I can come up with...

9 comments:

SusieJ said...

Def dounts as crafting Maria!
Hope you don't have to wait too long for Steven's boots and good luck with the trainers.
Sue xx

jan said...

thinking of you Maria, hope Steven's boots come quickly, hugs Jan xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks sue and jan... have been told the boots will be at least a few more weeks yet :-( xx

tea_bag said...

I hope they get steven boots done quicker that they say, Yep counts as crafting hugs almaxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks alma,

and YEAH, if it's crafting, then I've already done some this morning, as just started the shed, well have stained the front of it, lol...xx

mrs tsv said...

yes it counts maria, its paint.

i hope the trainers work until he gets his boots. poor toes.
gina xxxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks gina, done a 2nd coat on the front of the shed this morning... so really on a roll now, lol...

trainers seem to be working with steven, no more blisters as yet (still keeping my fingers crossed)...xx

craftattack said...

What a fuss and bother they have caused you! Hope the new boots come soon and that Steven's feet are soon free of blisters.

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks val, am still waiting for the boots, steven feet are still a little sore, poor love...xx