4 SepWesley’s Way Forward
Within minutes of meeting Wesley, people fall in love with him. He is a happy boy, with an irresistible smile. But life has not always been easy for Wesley. These pictures were taken eight weeks apart, the inset picture taken just after his admission. When he first arrived he howled all day and all night, in great discomfort. The team put a symptom management careplan in place and within days we saw smiles. The transformation was incredible.
After a few months we were looking a completely new child. He was gaining weight, getting taller and starting to make lots of sounds. He loves the sound of his own voice and is constantly ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’, especially when he has a crowd around him! He is a sociable little Butterfly who loves being around people. He loves when new volunteers come by, as he knows it means more people who will read him stories and sing him songs.
Wesley attends regular physiotherapy to strengthen his muscles. He is now able to support his own head and is practising sitting up unaided. His favourite part about his physiotherapy sessions are the back massages he gets as a reward for his hard work! He has also started education classes with Luna our early education teacher. He is clever boy who learns skills quickly so we cannot wait to see his progress.
We will continue to make every day special for Wesley, exposing him to new experiences and encouraging his growth. Although he has complex needs, we believe he would thrive with a forever family of his own. His adoption file has not been made yet. If there is a family out there who thinks Wesley may be their son, please contact us for more information.