Billy was four when his mum Sue had limb reconstruction surgery on her foot. He now looks back on the experience.
While Mummy was in hospital, it was very strange because Daddy had to take time off work to take Toto and me to school, and so many of the things we used to do as a family had to stop.
We had to get an au-pair because Mummy couldn’t cook, and I have to eat four times a day. Sometimes it was fun to have an au-pair as she helped us to get out and about while Daddy was with Mummy, but sometimes it wasn’t fun because Mummy could not play with us unless it didn’t involve moving.
Mummy was not very happy at the time because she wasn’t doing anything exciting and because often her leg hurt and she could not move easily. Daddy found it hard because he had to miss work a lot to look after us all.
The best moment was when the frame came off – we went to a lovely restaurant and stayed up very late.