Life wasn’t meant to be easy…

And for this young girl it certainly isn’t….Last week, we were back at RCH, for a just a few nights this time, for Orla to have calf lengthening to both her legs and carpal tunnel release to both her wrists. The carpal tunnel was revealed following a nerve conduction study she had in February – which itself is not a nice procedure either. Following a fight to be anaesthetised, Orla wakes up to discover all of her 4 limbs essentially out of action. When your legs are in plaster casts and fixed into positions your body isn’t used to and your’e not able to put weight through your hands getting around is difficult. However, I am very proud of her resilience and ability to take it all in her stride.. She is managing more each day and is in pretty good spirits. These couple of photos are taken in the hours and day following her surgery.

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