A GREENOCK schoolgirl has been left and not using a mattress and has to sleep on a bed at the flooring as a result of she suffers from this sort of serious type of autism.
5-year-old Skye Thomson is not able to make use of a traditional mattress at night time as a result of protection fears because of the intense nature of her situation.
The Craigmarloch student is not able to keep up a correspondence and can not procedure emotions correctly that means she turns into damaging out of sheer frustration.
The teenager has ruined 8 beds up to now and her mum Karen, 40, says the circle of relatives say they have got been pressured to prevent changing them over fears Skye, who can sleep for as low as two hours an evening, will harm herself.
Mum Karen stated: “She has serious autism and is non-verbal. Skye can’t procedure emotions and request issues the best way youngsters can.
“It method she may have very serious meltdowns as a result of she will’t keep up a correspondence. She has no idea of protection and not anything scares her, she has no sense of worry in any respect. Skye has most certainly went thru seven or 8 beds all of which she has damaged.
“The final two have been actually damaged in an afternoon. It was the case that she’s more secure with only a bed.
“She will’t have anything else within the room that she may just throw and spoil a window with or harm herself with.”
Now a fundraising marketing campaign has been introduced via circle of relatives pals Carol Quinn, from Wemyss Bay, and Elaine Traynor, who lives in Greenock, to lend a hand purchase Skye a protected mattress, designed particularly for her wishes.
However it doesn’t come reasonable and is about to price just about £five,000. The brand new mattress would additionally give mum Karen, husband James, and their different two daughters, four-year-old Tiree and Naomi, who’s 16, piece of thoughts at night time – particularly since Karen additionally suffers from critical well being issues.
She used to be recognized with a serious type of more than one sclerosis (MS) on the age of 21 and lives in consistent ache consequently.
Karen, who lives in Leven Street, stated: “It’s innovative, which is among the worst sorts. For approximately a yr now I’ve been off ill from paintings as it impacts my stability and grip. The mattress would imply It’s not that i am up as ceaselessly with Skye at night time. Her sleep trend is making improvements to however there are occasions when she will sleep for simply two or 3 hours an evening so that may be tricky going for everybody.
“We want to test on her always to ensure she is fine so I don’t get a lot sleep both.
“The mattress would lend a hand her immensely as a result of she may just roll about and play safely with out hurting herself and it will make stronger her high quality of lifestyles.
“However the primary factor is each and every kid will have to have a mattress to sleep in – that’s how the fundraising began.”
Ultimate week Carol and Elaine arrange a web-based JustGiving web page for other folks to make donations to the attraction and they have got been blown away through the strengthen in this kind of brief area of time.
Elaine stated: “It’s been actually just right to this point.
“The web page has introduced in fairly somewhat thus far and we’ve additionally won investment from an area staff. Liz Janet, team of workers and consumers on the Horseshoe Bar were superbly beneficiant and Mary Gray at Greenock Well being Centre has been a large lend a hand elevating cash by way of promoting raffle tickets.
“The Horseshoe Bar also are taking donations.”
Carol added: “It’s now not only a mattress, it’s a specially-designed mattress.
“Simply now she doesn’t have a mattress – she sleeps on a bed at the flooring for her personal protection as a result of the autism.”
Other folks have additionally been taking ‘onesie selfies’ and posting them on Fb to boost consciousness of the attraction and inspire other folks to donate as low as £2.
For more info and to make a donation seek advice from their JustGiving web page, crowdfunding.justgiving.com/elaine-traynor
Supply : GreenockTelegraph