After much discussion of my disappointment, they offered to courier up a trial one of the same stroller which I happily accepted in the meantime as I really have no other choice. It arrived on Friday and we took it for the first trial this afternoon at the shops.
Sad to say, I am not impressed! It is a much cheaper version of my beloved Maclaren Major Stroller and today as I was paying for a juice for Violet at a cafe, she was at the side of me but she still managed with her harness on, to push back in it and it went straight back and she cracked her head on the shopping centres hard floor.
Immediately huge continuous screams and crying are followed! People around me are staring and some are helping me pick the stroller up as I am trying to check if Violet is okay...which clearly she wasn't after hitting her head that hard! All she kept screaming inbetween was "my shunt, my shunt" I soon discover that she has landed right on her shunt valve and it is red as.
So I put her back in the stroller and I am freaking out thinking that her shunt isnt allowed to have high impact and that is exactly what it/she just had! Not even high impact sports are allowed to be played by people with a shunt!
There is a G.P near the shops so I took her straight there and he checked her over as much as a G.P with no Hydrocephalus or shunt experience can and advised me to watch her over the next 4 hours for concussion...well to me at that time concussion was the least of my worries! Especially when shunt failure and concussion have alot of the same symptoms anyway!
I decided to call her Neuro team at the Kids Hospital and tell them what had happened. They advised to definitely monitor over the next 24 hours + in case she has any shunt related complications and if she does have, any of course bring her straight in.
She has had falls in the past of course and also hit her head in doing so but never landed right on her shunt as yet...hence my freaking out with worry!
I decided because of this incident that I would not be wanting a stroller that can be toppled over so easily especially when it is supposed to be for children with special needs and for it to tip that easily scares me, so I cancelled my order today. They will be picking up this trial one in the next week.