Our second teevee star

28 Aug

Stop press. The documentary starring Cal begins broadcasting on Thursday 3rd September, Channel 5 at 10.00 pm. You must watch all three episodes – Cal’s one is on 10th ๐Ÿ˜€ . Here’s a link to the first trailer for you:


How exciting! I’m writing this on my phone which is never satisfactory so sorry if the link doesn’t work.

Cal’s had a strange week. On Monday he spent all day at his possible new home:

Grange Village about 40 mins from here. Sharing a flat with a friend from Foxes within a bigger house with other people with disabilities. ย Opportunity to work in a market garden, pottery and wood workshop and cafe and when he’s settled, supported employment in the local town. He really likes it so we’re now waiting to see if the funding works. So that was all good.

Then on Wednesday he had an unexpected trip in an ambulance and a merry afternoon in A and E because he had a seizure. He’s never had anything like that before so it’s all a bit concerning. However, apparently disturbed sleep patterns can trigger them, and he’s certainly had that over the past four weeks what with all the time zones and things. So fingers crossed, that’s the beginning and end of it.

So, we’re now waiting for an appointment with the specialist, and having to keep a very close eye on him. He and the hospital staff were brilliant with each other. All he remembers is having a sneeze and bumping his head. For which he kept saying sorry. The best bit was the doctor explaining to Cal that he’d have to take blood. Cal nodded very carefully and when the doctor showed him the needles Cal looked at them and said “I shall say OW”. Which he did. Quietly. And persistently.

He enjoyed having his blood pressure being taken and refused point blank to go in a trolley. During his ambulance ride he texted us about his lunch. So he is unperturbed by the whole thing and is rather admiring of his bruised cheek from where he collapsed.

Anyway, mark the next three Thursday’s in your diary and let’s have a collective TKOE viewing of The Special Needs Hotel.

Yay for Foxes! And Yay for Cal! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Jo xx


7 Responses to “Our second teevee star”

  1. Helen Davies August 28, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    Lovely news, so hope the funding comes through, thinking of you, lots of love, Helen xx

  2. Rose Mayerling August 28, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

    Oh this is great news Jo .. Well I mean the program , not cals fall and hospital ect !! Hope all follow up is good ?
    I am going to share with Beth and other staff that were at Westfield school when I was there ! All those years ago !!! …
    Also my daughter Sarah who has been working at Westfield school for 10 years … I am sure they will all be watching x xx xx

    • Jo August 29, 2015 at 5:52 am #

      Please do share – it’ll be brilliant to have Westfield following it too. Jo

  3. Sheena August 29, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    Haven’t read your news for a while but so pleased to hear of all the achievements and adventures. Congratulations Cal and Sylvie. I love the song and video of Rosie. Certainly Amazing! Will be downloading and will be watching the teevee star. Hope all goes well with the medical stuff and hope it’s been a once in a lifetime thing! Congratulations to you Jo and Chris too. Fantastic family and for flying all that way Jo. Amazing! Oh and I agree with Rosie….I don’t do birds either. Xx

  4. Miss D August 30, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

    Had already set it up to record, even more looking forward to it now that I know Cal is in it too!

  5. Kath August 31, 2015 at 8:03 am #

    That sounds a brilliant place for Calum to live and work – hope everything falls into place for him. :Less good about the seizure. Looking forward to the programme. x

  6. dawn August 31, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    Hi all! โ˜บ
    Saw the preview for Foxes, so will look forward to watching that. Famous little fam! Wishing Call well, sounds like he’s a model patient โ˜บ.

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