Martha McCarthy

Martha McCarthy

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Martha's First Holy Communion

Martha was delighted to take her First Holy Communion on Sunday 10th May.

Martha at St Francis Church
Friends, family and the St Francis congregation enjoyed a lovely service and Martha renewed her baptismal vows and took her communion for the first time.

The McCarthy family after Martha's first communion
After the service we had a lovely lunch at the Ascot Golf Club kindly arranged by Martha's Granddad who is know to Martha and Orla as "Granddad Golf".

Martha cutting her Communion cake
We are so proud of Martha for taking her First Holy Communion and we all love her very much.

Martha has Review with her Orthopaedic Surgeon

Shortly after she was born, Martha was diagnosed with dysplasia of the hips and she wore a hip splint for many months to help stabilise her hips. Since then she has had regular hip reviews with Mr Dempster (Orthopaedic Surgeon at Frimley Park Hospital).

Martha's recent review showed that while her left hip was still well contained in the socket, her right hip was showing some signs of not being so well contained and this is likely to be the reason why her hips appear uneven and that her legs appear to be different lengths.

Martha ready for her Red Nose day at school

It is possible that Martha may need an operation on her right hip to ensure that the hip socket is well contained and will not dislocate in the future - something particularly important if Martha starts to walk.

Mr Dempster has referred Martha to a specialist team at Oxfords John Radcliffe hospital for a second opinion before any decisions are made as this would be a significant operation to put Martha through.

Martha is currently waiting for an appointment.

Martha Completes Another Successful Footsteps Session

Martha spent three weeks over the Easter period taking part in daily intensive physiotherapy sessions at the Footsteps Centre in Oxford.

Martha's Foodsteps certificate

Martha spent two hours each day working hard in the specialist "Spider" and also a lot of strengthening activities during mat work.

We'd like to thank everyone who has supported Martha to make this possible.