Today Violet had her last official group therapy session at The Spastic Centre, besides next weeks combined Xmas party.
As Violet's Preschool days fall on the same day as her therapy group, she will unfortunately miss out for 2010. She will still have access to her Physio, OT and Speech Therapists there though.
Today there were only 2 children in the group including Violet, the morning was going well until the Physio decided to get out the Physio Balls for the children to lean over. I was putting a chair away Violet had been using and assumed that the physio that was with Violet would help hold her on as she was right next to her showing her the ball and what they had to do. You would think she of all people would realise Violet is unable to do this task on her own, not only because she is little but shehas CP, is visually impaired and therefore has balance issues not to mention she has a shunt.
Well I turn around to come back to Violet and as I did, the Physio had let Violet do it on her own and of course the inevitable happened she fell straight off onto the hard lino covered concrete floor onto the side of her head...her shunt side of her head!
She of course follows with an almighty scream and I picked her up off the floor as the Physio casually said sorry and continued with the activity. Meanwhile Violet is still screaming while I am holding her trying to calm her down.
Physio then said is she okay? I said I don't know...she fell on her head for a start and she has her shunt on that side!
I checked her shunt to make sure the valve was still okay...it seemed to feel okay, so luckily she must have fell on her shunt side but not right on her valve!
I didn't say much to the Physio as she clearly just doesn't get it! I just told her I would not be telling Dave as he would be very angry about it.
I was so annoyed that she had let this happen! I was angry at myself for putting trust in someone else that I thought would do what was right for Violet which could have had huge consequences, I mean it's not good for any child to hit their head like this, but even more so for someone like Violet!
It now makes me feel more anxious than I aready was about her going to Preschool if her therapists that should know her so well get it wrong!