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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October 2010

On 3rd October I was lifting Lewis off my bed and he's alot heavier and taller just recently and I misjudged my lifting and slipped forward a little and Lewis' leg got twisted underneath him. He cried alot, so I took him to A&E to get it checked out, he had an x-ray and it was clear - bad sprain, plenty of rest and paracetamol and it will be fine in a few weeks.
So although I didnt send Lewis to school the following week, he did have normal life at home, normal activities, gentle physio, putting his shoes on, lifting, moving, etc.
Then on Monday 11th October I got a letter from A&E asking us to go back as they had reviewed Lewis' x-ray and would like to see him again. So on Tuesday Granny and I took him back to hospital for another x-ray. Well it turns out Lewis did have a fracture on the original x-ray but it was very difficult to see (hairline). He had another x-ray yesterday and there is now a very distinct fracture and so Lewis has a plaster cast on his leg from his toes to the top of his thigh on his right leg.
We have to go back in one week for a further x-ray to see if the break will heal on its own or if it might need manipulation of surgery.
Lewis will be in plaster for around 6 weeks at least, and we are waiting for risk assessments to be done to decide if he can return to school with his plaster on or if he will be safer at home.
Our concern is that Lewis may need bone density testing as we are worried that such a gentle twist has actually broken his tibia so we will be talking to the doctors about that next week.

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The Lewis Jeynes Fund

The Lewis Jeynes Fund was established to provide care and support to Lewis Jeynes and the success of the Fund has meant that we have also been able to purchase specialist equipment for other children with undiagnosed neurologically degenerative conditions in Doncaster and the UK.

Lewis and his friends around the UK all suffer from acute and undiagnosed life limiting or terminal conditions and very often specialist equipment is difficult to afford due to the changed circumstances at home. This is where the Fund can provide vital assistance to those in need. All of the proceeds of the Fund go straight towards helping Lewis, and other children and families like him and us.

Contributions should be sent to The Lewis Jeynes Fund, 15 Kentmere Drive, Doncaster, DN4 5FL or by BACS to Nat West Bank, “The Lewis Jeynes Fund” Account No. 35662565 Sort Code 60 06 39. You can also go into your local Nat West Bank and pay into the Fund over the counter.

22nd October 2005

22nd October 2005
Lewis checking our supermarket receipt!

April 2006

April 2006
Colchester Zoo, just before Lew stopped walking

August 2006

August 2006
Lovely ice cream yummmm!

September 2006

September 2006
Ward 30 - just after Lews first major seizure

October 2006

October 2006
Doncaster childrens assessment unit - 'm on the phone!

October 2006

October 2006
In DRI childrens assessment unit blowing up rubber gloves!

30th November 2006

30th November 2006
Ward 31 - Blowing kisses to Daddy! Mwah!

30 November 2006

30 November 2006
Ward 31 - Playing cars!

1st December 2006

1st December 2006
Frankie & Benny's - just discovering cant eat very well

7th December 2006

7th December 2006
My arm doesnt work but my tongue still does!

7th December 2006

7th December 2006
Playing with Evie and mummy on the sofa

7th December 2006

7th December 2006
Lew in the bath with Evie providing entertainment!

7th December 2006

7th December 2006
At Homestart Christmas Party, waiting for Father Christmas with Aunty Nicola and Evie!

December 2006

December 2006
Playing with Miss Jodie at Building Blocks Nursery

i love you much (most beautiful darling) by e.e.cummings

i love you much (most beautiful darling), more than anyone on the earth and i like you better than everything in the sky -sunlight and singing welcome your coming although winter may be everywhere with such a silence and such a darkness, no one can quite begin to guess (except my life) the true time of year - and if what calls itself a world should have the luck to hear such singing (or glimpse such sunlight as will leap higher than high through gayer than gayest someone's heart at your each nearness) everyone certainly would (my most beautiful darling) believe in nothing but love

Lewis' cousin Millie

Lewis' cousin Millie
January 2007

Lewis and his cousin Evie

Lewis and his cousin Evie
February 2007

Lew and his cousin Anna

Lew and his cousin Anna
February 2007

12th December 2006

12th December 2006
DRI Christmas Party - meeting Father Christmas!

30th December 2006

30th December 2006
Lew in Ward 31, not very well

5th January 2007

5th January 2007
Ward 31 - playing with my lovely balloons!