Oliver's Diary

University Hospital of Verona day 3

Jemma arrived at 7am this morning after she found a laundrette for us that we can use to wash some clothes.  I went away just after 8am to get a shower, shave and have a cup of coffee.  By the time i got back at 9.10am Oliver just had his antibiotic injection and Cortisone.  Just after this he…

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University Hospital of Verona day 2

08:10- Oliver had another blood sample taken as the potassium never came out of the machine when they processed it yesterday.  He slept ok last night, was up for feeds at 23:00 and 03:00. This morning he is not allowed to eat anything as he is scheduled for an Electro Physiological test(EABR) and a CT scan.  Everything will…

University Hospital of Verona

We are really unsure what to expect and we are really scared. Looking down at our little boy, who still thinks it’s a big exciting trip, we are still wondering if we are doing the right thing by putting him through major brain surgery. What if things go wrong???? As soon as we arrived at the…

Arrived at Verona,Italy

We arrived here today, finally.  It has been a very long day for us, and much awaited time.  Tomorrow we have to be at the University Hospital of Verona where Oliver will be getting his operation which will be performed by Prof. Colletti.

repeat hearing test

Back at Kingscross for a repeat of Oliver’s hearing test. We were in for 2.5 hours, just to be told that Oliver has failed another hearing test again. We were also been told that oliver is profoundly deaf, but not to worry as most people can be helped with a CI.

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Happy birthday

At 1.05am we welcomed little Oliver into the world.  He’s beautiful.  Although he does have additional skin tags in the front of both ears!!   Our bad news is that this afternoon he failed his new born hearing screening.  The staff have assured us that this is entirely normal and due to the speed of…