Much as we are gutted that she has to have an operation, we are also sure that it is the right thing to do. Unfortunately looking different as she does would be a real disadvantage when she starts school. We feel that we would be setting her up to be bullied and have a tough time of it if we didn't put her through the operation.
Libby is at a really difficult age at the moment. She knows what's happening, but doesn't necessarily understand why. We had been worrying about how to prepare her for her operation, when I became aware of a fabulous new idea involving this little guy.