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  1. Picturesinthefirelight

    Beginning to panic now!

    It seems our dh's are following a similar path. Dh has just texted. He's got to go for a lumbar puncture apparently.
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    Beginning to panic now!

    JS has promised that she will get the relevant person to contact us ASAP. She says they will do their utmost for dd and that she will not be let down.
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    Help with Funding

    I know someone who was funded through Redroofs by the Charlotte Leatherbarrow Foundation. There are strict family income criteria but Charlotte was a young girl who was in Billy Elliot and tragically killed in a road accident. Her parents set up the foundation to help young performers.
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    Beginning to panic now!

    They are on the vetted host family list.
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    Beginning to panic now!

    Thank you. Dd's best friend who is staying on I don't think was ever sent the list as they dropped on very lucky at the beginning of the process and she is staying with two lovely members of staff. Another friend lives locally and I'm not sure who else she is in contact with. I think we were all hoping that dh would be on the way to recovery by now and back driving.
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    Beginning to panic now!

    I've emailed someone at school and she is passing it onto the correct person. Meanwhile I have been given a name/number of a potential host family by another parent.
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    Beginning to panic now!

    Likewise I hope that you get some answers soon. As you said, just a diagnosis and a treatment plan would be something.
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    Beginning to panic now!

    I'm so sorry to hear you are going through this too Snowflake. Yes, the brain tumour scans were awful. A lot of what you describe sounds very familiar. It all happened right in the middle of dd's GCSE's too. The thing that upsets dh most is the loss of hearing/tinnitus. As a vocal coach its not only his livlihood but his passion.
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    Beginning to panic now!

    No, it isn't in London.
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    Beginning to panic now!

    It’s not so much about them approving enough hosts but more that we are very last minute. I suspect that dh is a bit in denial & was hoping to be back on his feet & back to work by September. Basicslly what happened is that back in May he suffered what we thought were two mini strokes & he had to surrender his driving licence. We now know that they were not strokes & so brain tumours/meningeal deposits were investigated which were thankfully clear. However he is still very very dizzy, has hearing loss, confusion/brain fog & a loss of perception in judging distance. Lyme disease, Labyrinthitis & Menieres are now being investigated.
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    Beginning to panic now!

    It’s 46 miles which takes between 60-90 mins by car. However the first train doesn’t arrive until 8.45am & it’s then a 10-15 min taxi ride. My husband has spoken to school but who are looking at what is still available but that was 2 weeks ago. There is a rule that under 18’s have to stay with a school approved landlord/lady so we can’t find our own digs. Dd has had a lot to contend with the last few months so I just want things sorted & on an even keel for her.
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    Beginning to panic now!

    Dd starts college/Upper schoolin two weeks & still has nowhere to live! The original intention was for her to commute but due to a change of circumstances this is no longer possible. We asked for a list of landladys with places still available but nothing has been forthcoming so far. She turns 17 in October - let’s hope she can pass her driving test quickly.
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    Just for the boys...😉

    I’m a bit confused at you saying he is wearing ladies tap shoes? I know some brands differentiate in terms of width in the adult sizes (men’s size 6 upwards are wider) but other than that surely a tap shoe is a tap shoe? It remonds me though. Ds needs new tap shoes. He’s gone up 2 shoe sizes since last year but has very narrow feet so some brands are too wide.
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    Make up at Upper schools

    If someone is very naturally pale as I am and people are not used to seeing them without make up (I used to wear it as a teen but very light so you actually couldn't tell I was wearing it but it just gave me some colour) then if you suddenly see them without the resulting unusual paleness might lead others to believe they were ill. I think its common at a lot of more musical theatre type colleges to have to wear make up. There are certain ones in particular that have a reputation for pulling students up on it.
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    Make up at Upper schools

    Dd is starting at Hammond seniors in September & we have received no information about make up. Her personal preference is to wear a full face & indeed she did so in Lower School but others don’t. There is a very specific make up list that is distributed to Hammond students for performances (though it’s a bit out of date some eye shadow colours are discontinued now)
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