Saturday, November 28, 2009

Look at me!

Preston has just worked out how to stand up - he still has that surprised look on his face, but is getting better and more confident by the day!

New Winter Blankets!

These blankets were donated earlier this year and with the cold of winter arriving they are being put to good use keeping our littlies warm.

Claire & Min Hao

Claire had some quiet time in the sun over naptime, while her casts dried, & Min Hao got his 6th casts this week.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Lexi had her 4th casts on Monday. The sore on her right foot has completed healed up, so now it's a matter of the right foot "catching up" with the left.


Cassie had her first casts on Monday and is so happy. She waited patiently for her turn over the last couple of weeks and by the look on her face, you can tell she's pleased!

Zac & Min Hao

The two boys had new casts put on last Friday.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Arrivals.

Two tiny babies with cleft palates arrived in the Special Care Unit on Friday afternoon. Both are newborns, so we are looking forward to getting their feeding and daily routine established. The photos show them after a nice warm bath and new clothes. Both these babies need sponsors.

Jill turns sweet 16!

Jill turned 16 on Friday and celebrated with the other children in the Unit. She received a new pair of fleecy pyjamas, and one of her sponsors gave her some bracelets and hair clips. She is really looking forward to receiving her other gift, getting her ears pierced, which she will have done next week.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Katie left the Babies Unit this morning to go into foster care. She is being cared for by a family who have previously cared for a number of our bubs, until they’ve been adopted.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Warmer Bags.

Joey, Janie and Josh are modeling the new “warmer bags” which go over the children’s braces to keep their feet warm. As they can only wear a pair of socks in the brace, it’s just not enough. They are made of 4 layers – two quilted fabric, and two very thick fleecy fabric. The kids were all proudly showing them off today. They don’t restrict their movement at all, they can still crawl around and play easily.

New Blue Shoes!

Min Hao had new casts put on last Friday. Lexi had her other foot recast again today, after having to wait for her broken skin to heal. They are both sporting the new blue “booties” which we’ve made for kids in casts. It is very cold, so we’re using these to try to keep little toes warm as they protrude from the ends of the casts.


Claire had her second casts put on today. She still cried a bit, but really wanted to get back to the Unit when they were finished, to show them off to everybody. She is very proud of them!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


We couldn’t put on more casts for this Zac this week, as he had developed a rash, probably a reaction to the padding in the heat. We treated his rash which has now settled.

Claire's first casts.

Claire had her first casts on Monday. She wasn’t too impressed about the procedure and cried to begin with, but settled down and went to sleep as her first leg was being finished, and for her other leg.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lexi & Min Hao.

Lexi had her 3rd cast on her left leg on Friday which is progressing well. We still can’t recast her right leg until the sore on her foot is healed up.
Min Hao had his 3rd casts. We’re really pleased with the progress of his feet.

Outside Fun.

It was a lovely autumn day yesterday and the kids had great fun with bikes, in the sandpit, and on the trampoline.

Success Stories.

2 of our success stories Gracie and Isabelle returned to the House of Love for a visit yesterday. Both are well and happy in their foster families.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Michelle has left the Unit to go to hospital to have her cleft lip repaired, with her new foster mum. Thank you to all of you who have supported her while she has been in the Unit.

What Cuties!

Just thought you'd like to see a few of our little darlings, some from the Babies Unit and some from the Clubfoot Unit.


Rylie is the newest member of the Residential CP Unit. She has a serious heart condition, which we are hoping to get help for. She was made very welcome by the other children, and is now "one of the family".