Master A – genetics testing is complete.

I have been very quiet on my blog, due to lots of things, but fingers crossed I am back! I have a bit to catch up on too. So this post is all about Master A and an update to his genetics testing journey.

As some of you know. Master A has developmental delays. He is showing some autistic, I am not too sure what word to use here, traits. He is not showing enough of them to get a diagnosis. He is a sociable little boy, that’s what I think is confusing the paediatrician. He doesn’t know how to play with other children very well but that’s OK. He is a happy boy, mostly. Sure he has meltdowns but that is part of the package! He has speech delay so understandably that is quite frustrating for him. He likes his routine but we can’t really have a routine so he has to be a bit more flexible than what he likes.

The most important thing is, the three year journey waiting for genetics testing is over. Well it is for the next three years. So far, Master A has been tested for Neurofibromatosis, Legius Syndrome and Noonan Syndrome. Everything has come back negative. I am rather happy about this! When I say happy, I am relieved that he doesn’t have any of the main conditions that can cause cafe au lait marks. He currently has nine of these marks.

So that does mean we don’t have an explanation as to why he does have these marks. I have never been told that they are normal but as the genetics doctor has said, he doesn’t have any of the three main conditions that cause them so that is good! There is going to be a review in three years time, so that’s it! No more waiting for tests. Master A does have another autism assessment coming up. I am not expecting him to get diagnosed as nothing major has changed.

So I am one happy Mummy! It is so nice to be able to just enjoy time with Master A and his sister without the constant worry that something could be wrong with him, other than being on the spectrum and delayed (which isn’t even worth worrying about).

 

 

Wallace and Gromit Musical Marvels Live Orchestra Tour

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I am so excited about this everyone! Carrot Productions is doing another live Orchestra tour. This time it is Wallace and Gromit Musical Marvels. I love Wallace and Gromit! Also it is being shown, along with other venues, in the best place for us. Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena! As some of you may know, Miss A goes ice skating there at least twice a week so this one will be really special for us!

In May and June 2019, Carrot Productions will tour Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels to 38 major venues across the UK, including London’s Barbican Centre, Manchester’s The Lowry, and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Check out https://www.carrotproductions.com/ to find out whether they will be touring near you!

Check out this awesome video. I am so excited for this! We all are!

I am so pleased we are seeing this at Blackpool Pleasure Beach as they have the Wallace and Gromit ride, one of my favourite rides!

If the Wallace and Gromit Musical Marvels is anything like The Snowman live orchestra, it is going to be absolutely brilliant. I loved every minute of that show. Oh I am so excited to see this! Hurry up and book your tickets now! It is going to be amazing!

Note: This is a preview post in which I am receiving tickets to see the Wallace and Gromit Musical Marvels show. Review post to follow after the event.

The Snowman Tour at Blackburn Cathedral review

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I was kindly invited to see The Snowman Tour at Blackburn Cathedral. A much loved favourite of mine. This was an orchestral performance of the much loved classic of mine.

Oh my goodness it was absolutely amazing! I was so impressed with it all. I didn’t want it to finish and I wanted to watch it again. The musicians were superb! The atmosphere was perfect. Both children enjoyed it very much. It has given Master A a few new favourites. The Snowman and musical instruments especially! The soloist was superb! Such a beautiful voice! Every person performing was so talented. I love the fact they wore Christmas hats/accessories! We even had a visit from The Snowman!

The Bear and the Piano was very good too. So good we have since bought the book. To buy the book click here

I hope that Carrot Productions makes these shows for many years to come and I hope I am able to go to every performance! The Snowman performance has changed my life. It was that good! It has to be one of the best performances I have been to. It was magical. I think it helps that I love The Snowman. It brings back so many memories when I see the programme. My lovely mum (who is very missed) made a snowman cake years ago for Christmas. So many lovely memories of that cake. I watched her make it…and certainly ate quite a bit of it!

Do you know that Carrot Productions will be touring again soon. This time it will be Wallace and Gromit. I love Wallace and Gromit. I love Carrot Productions! Exciting! I am hoping that there are some tickets left for The Pleasure Beach arena. That is Miss A’s second home! See where they are touring! The Snowman performance was amazing and so magical. I am sure the Wallace and Gromit tour will be too! For more information, visit the Carrot Productions Website

 

I have been missing.

First of all, hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. We did. That’s why I decided to be blogging today. As you can tell I have been missing.

2018 has been tough. But now I have found myself in a better place. A more organised state of mind. I am ready to make 2019 the best I can make it.

2018 should of been like that but due to various reasons, Master A and his issues, still getting over losing my mum, it didn’t happen.

October was the worst. I found out that Master A could have a genetic condition called Noonan’s Syndrome. Genetics testing has started for that and I should have the results in the next couple of weeks.

If he has it, the likelihood is that I have it too. I have been going through so many emotions since his genetics appointment. Guilt, sadness, frustration, impatience. I have been waiting for almost three months for the test results. That is the time it takes, I found it difficult to deal with.

I have beating myself up a lot. I felt guilty for passing something onto him. But it is something that I didn’t even know about.

He may not have it, I know. To be honest, a lot of me hopes he does. I have been waiting for almost three years for an answer to why Master A has his cafe au lait marks. As I told the genetics doctor, I have never been told that they are normal and the fact that I can’t see inside Master A and there are a few conditions that can cause issues internally, I need to know that he is OK.

That’s when she mentioned Noonan Syndrome.

Time will tell whether he has it or not but to be honest, I want answers. I want to know what is going on with Master A.

Anyway, I worry less now. Master A may have his learning difficulties and ‘quirks’ but I wouldn’t change him for the world.

He and his sister really enjoyed Christmas. They still are having fun. I am worrying and stressing less so I have more time and energy to put into making their time more fun and making sure we all enjoy every single day.

I would like to thank everyone that has supported me this year, here’s to a more happier and productive 2019.

Preston Precious has been neglected but from now on I will be spending a lot more time on here and on social media (when the kids don’t need me of course!).

Hope 2019 is a good year for you all!