The journey so far known as Rose's Way , this is Rose's story.
Rose Elizabeth Jeans was born on the 11th February 2019, a carbon copy of her big brother Oliver, labelled our little gent within the family. Rose completed our family unit, Catherine, Andrew, Oliver and now Rose, we were not perfect, but happy. We had a girl to spoil and a doting big brother in Oliver to show her the way. But, Rose had other plans, Rose had her own way.
Our Rosie Bear had a smile that could light up any room, but always reserved her own right to chose who she shared it with, and because of this became know affectionately as ‘Little Miss Unsociable' to all those who knew and loved her, but was always happiest when she was in her Mam’s arms.
From around 6 months old, Rose was suffering with what was thought to be minor bowel issues, after several GP visits and then eventually two hospital visits, Rose was diagnosed with a dairy intolerance, just as we started to get our heads around the the changes in Rose’s diet, aged 10 months old and enjoying her first Christmas, our little Rosie Bear was reaching all expected milestones, true to form, shouting ‘Dad’ but never Mam and waving whilst saying ‘Hiya’ to her big brother, even trying her very best to walk. New Years Eve 2019 struck, Rose just wasn’t right, what we thought at the time it was a flare up of her intolerance, which was unresolved by all recommended treatment, we used our parental intuition and persevered seeking medical advice at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil. After several tests, scans and nutritional intervention, Rose’s consultant and her team at Prince Charles was baffled as all the scans and tests that they had conducted led them nowhere, but a precautionary scan of Rose’s head showed several masses on the brain. Our hearts broke. How did we get here? Our baby girl had started to be less and less conscious and she was being fed via a NG feed tube.