Being a first time parent is an overwhelming thought. You are excited and frightened at the same time of the responsibility that is ahead of you. You are sure you have done everything right and then unexpectedly something goes horribly wrong. Just a few days before Max was born we had a normal ultrasound and the next thing we were suddenly in the hospital. Max arrived by an emergency c-section due to a serious complication of pregnancy which greatly affected him.
Max was in NICU for two weeks. It was determined that Max had a stroke due to the complication.
This resulted in hearing loss and vision problems along with hemiplegia (a condition that affects one side of the body). As a result, Max has a great deal of difficulty using one side of his body.
We were referred to George Jeffrey Children's Centre when Max ...