This blog is dedicated to every mother...
who trusted her gut instinct and was right.
whose love for their child is so fierce that, even on the darkest of days, they never stopped fighting or gave up.
who stood up to a medical professional who was wrong.
who taught a medical professional something they didn't know.
who has survived misdiagnosis/misdiagnoses.
who has been branded crazy, a nut job, a whacko by medical professionals because they kept fighting and searching and hunting for answers.
who has been hurt by malicious accusations and assumptions cast upon them by medical professionals.
who has felt doubt and dismissal cast upon them in a consultation room.
who has had to hold their child's hand, look them in the eye, (whilst doing everything in her power to keep it together) and tell them "the doctors don't know what's wrong with you."
who functions on the bare minimum of sleep.
who has watched their child in agony.
who has asked God "Why are you doing this to MY child?"
who has graduated to reading medical papers and speaking the lingo of a world class specialist.
who spent their life savings trying to find an answer for their child.
who considered marrying an American citizen for affordable access to the Mayo Clinic.
These are women who seldom get recognition, who constantly put themselves before others, who sacrifice their own health and wellbeing day, after day, after day.
I'm one of these women.
I'm proud of Me.