Archie has been visiting Naomi House for a few years now with his mum, Vicky. After a difficult birth, Archie was born with severe brain damage, causing quadriplegic cerebral palsy, epilepsy and blindness. In this blog, Vicky shares with us their precious experience at Naomi House at Christmastime following a particularly difficult time in hospital.
“During the summer of 2017, Archie became very poorly. We spent several weeks in hospital with everyone trying to stabilise him and find a cause for his sudden deterioration. Things were not looking good for Archie – it’s the most poorly he’s ever been and I was terrified that he wouldn’t be able to fight it.
“Thankfully with the help of the amazing doctors and nurses, Archie pulled through.
“That autumn, having realised how precious our time together is, we applied and were accepted at Naomi House. That December, having had our introduction visit, we booked a weekend stay at there.
“I didn’t really know what to expect, but we arrived to a magical Christmas scene! There was so much fun and so many activities for me to enjoy with Archie. We even got to meet Santa himself which was captured by the amazing Naomi House photographers! When I look at the pictures now I realise how poorly Archie looked.
It was a Christmas which, at times, I hadn’t been sure we’d share together.