Tayla's Story So Far........
Tayla has just turned nine years old, but has already had too much to deal
with in her short life. She suffers with quadriplegic cerebral palsy due to
complications at birth and is currently fed through her stomach by a gastrostomy.
She has got severe development delay and hypertonia acid reflux.
Admitted to Russells Hall Hospital Tayla had C-Diff which caused her bowl and intestines
to swell causing her bowl and womb to prolapse which also resulted in rapid weight loss.
Tayla was then transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital weighing a mere 12 KG where
she was later also diagnosed with appendix stones, appendicitis and a rolling hiatus hernia.
She was then placed on morphine and ketamine for the pain and initially was fed
through a central line in her neck to gradually increase her weight up.
So far Tayla has had recent operations to repair her rolling hiatus hernia,
her gastro tube re-positioned and a fundoplication.
She is due to have more surgery this year to her appendix and possibly bladder.
Tayla's family are, of course, feeling the strain; they had to relocate for three
months to be near the hospital, and her father had to give up his job for
this period in order to care for Tayla.
So how can we help and why?
The family needs to install a stair-lift and a specialised bed to support her condition;
this costs money……we can help!
Tayla's dream is that one day she will be well enough for a trip to Florida where she can swim
with dolphins and meet Minnie Mouse. We don't know if that will ever be possible, but we'd like to try to
help reach this dream.
If you would like to join us in helping Tayla, you can make a donation through the website which her friends have set up.
Any donations that you make will be used entirely for Tayla's care.
Thank you for taking the time to read about Tayla's story so far.
If you're able to help us, we'd like to say a great big THANK YOU to you!
Neil Male, CEO of GMS Group