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Finding the silver lining!


Regattah
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I just wanted to share with you guys what happened yesterday.

 

I had a really lovely weekend planned for this weekend which has gone somewhat awry. It's older DD's exeat weekend, so we decided to go to Move It on Saturday before NYB audition today (Sunday). I brought younger DD, who was really keen to have a dance class at Move It, even though she is not at all well cardiac-wise at the moment. She did half an hour of the most ridiculously low impact RAD Swan Lake class before she felt really unwell. So after being looked after by the medics at Olympia, we had to get her through the Chelsea match traffic to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The paramedic in the ambulance only turned out to be the brother of an RB soloist! I won't say which one, but I was impressed! And he himself had been to Laine and had spent 15 years dancing with the likes of Take That!

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Thank you, celb, Pictures and C4d! We're still in hospital and I'm not sure they'll let her out today. She has come down with tonsillitis overnight and because she has deteriorated in the last six months (we're looking at another open heart op some time soon) then even something as mild as that just floors her.

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I am very impressed that you titled this thread 'silver lining' and that you were able to find it straight away! Hats off to you all for your strength in what must have been quite a worrying situation. Best wishes to you and your DDs xxxx

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Thank you everyone! We have sent older DD back off on the train whilst we remain in Chelsea and Westminster for another night. One thing that is bothering her is that this confirms there can be no more ballet until after the next op (plus recovery time) :(

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When do you anticipate her next op to be? I didn't realise both daughters were into ballet!!

She had an angioplasty (where they balloon open a passage way wider - in this case it is an artificial tube they put in when she was four) recently to try to delay the open heart. It wasn't very successful, though, and didn't really improve things. The consultants were due to case conference her in the last week but we haven't heard yet what their decision is as to when and what op they are recommending.

 

We had to have a chat recently about what her expectations were for her dancing. If anyone has any recommendations for low impact, graceful dancing styles that she would be more suited to I would be really grateful!

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I'll have a think......but one which comes immediately to mind is a form of classical Indian Dance called Odissi.....I think!!

 

But it's quite a still form (unlike Kathakthali which is quite fast moving with lots of turns and stamping of the feet......in fact the origin of flamenco) anyway Odissi has amazing movements of the arms hands and face. I don't know whether this style is taught to children as some other styles are. It's used to tell stories from the Indian Mythology so has a relation to mime as well.

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It is so hard for young ones to be limited by their health - and always good for us to be grateful daily that our dc are so fit and healthy and able to do what they enjoy.

 

Wishing you and your dd all the best.

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