November 05, 2020
The Twig & Boat Slippers are handmade in Victoria, BC using pure wool and up-cycled apparel for their soft sheepskin soles. These cozy booties are crocheted by hand with the utmost attention and care in order to ensure long lasting comfort for your little one's tiny toes. Available in a variety of gender neutral colours in sizes to fit from newborn to toddler size 9, the Twig & Boat baby booties make an ideal gift for the cooler winter months!
The Oribel PortaPlay Convertible Activity Centre. Easy to assemble, with toys that can be positioned anywhere for baby, it features a 360-degree rotating seat that turns & stretches for bouncing. Inspired by the much-loved story of Alice in Wonderland, Oribel created colourful characters that your child can play with and
learn from, seated in a soft, bouncy chair that’s a whole lot of fun in itself! This fairy tale brought to life will delight, intrigue and develop your child’s imagination. The Oribel is also the only portable activity centre on the market, and folds away for easy storage in a snap!
A whole universe to explore for babies! The large and very comfortable Little Big Friends Multi-Activity Playmat contains lots of surprises to discover on the Jungle theme: games of materials to touch, pretty contrasting colours,
hidden animals, a sun mirror to discover its reflection … baby will spend hours and have fun on this mat while developing fine motor skills. It is really soft, baby can therefore be put on it very early. Pair this amazing play mat with the sold-separately Little Big Friends Wooden Activity Arch to complete the fun. The Little Big Friends Wooden Activity Arch stimulates babies senses
thanks to its 3 suspended toys. Babies develop their motor skills while having plenty of fun. Sharing adorable elements from jungles or farms, and a timeless design, it blends well and complements any nursery or playroom.
The Farm Hoppers Bouncy Toys will keep your little one amused for hours—and
wear them out for bedtime! These inflatable bouncy animals are whimsically fun, & brightly coloured with soft, easy-to-grip ears or horns for children to hold while they bounce around. Made from a high quality, BPA-free plastic, and can help with core muscle development as well as coordination skills while having fun. Pump included!
The Janod Magneti'books are fun, magnetic games in a portable & tidy box! Using magnetic pieces, the goal of the game is to recreate the images found on
the included cards, right there on the box's magnetic flip-up lid. The Janod Magneti'books are available in several themes, including Animals, Vehicles, Seasons, Princesses & more, and include 50+ magnets with 7 prompt cards.
Featuring major retro vibes, the Janod Kitchen Reverso includes an oven, microwave, LED stove top, sink, storage and shelves on the kitchen side. The reverse side features a washing machine/dryer, a clock, and shelf. Designed for children from 3-8 years, the Kitchen Reverso includes some great accessories
like an oven mitt, and 7 metal accessories: frying pan, pot, colander, spoon, spatula, slotted spoon, and pasta spoon. The Reverso is sturdily constructed from wood for durability and also boasts a sink with faucet and 4 buttons that make sounds and light up!
The perfect starter kit for that little miss or mr! The No Nasties Kids Natural Mineral Pretty Play Makeup Deluxe Kit offers your little one a bit of everything, giving your kiddo a kit comparable to Mommy's! This deluxe box set includes eye shadow,
blush, lip balm, nail stickers and polish, all made in Canada and cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic and naturally-tinted with mineral mica powders.
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October 27, 2023
October 21, 2023
In September, Torin was referred to a Pediatric Endochrinologist in order to receive endochrinology clearance prior to his surgery in Chicago. After discussing the ongoing management and the stability of his Hypothyroidism diagnosis (a very commonly-seen hormonal disorder in individuals with Down syndrome), we debated whether to schedule an ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone) Stimulation Test at the Pediatric Daycare Unit at Victoria General Hospital to check Torin's adrenal response to stress.
About a week after the stim test, we received a call from Torin's Endochrinologist. Much to their surprise, Torin's cortisol levels barely changed AT ALL following ACTH administration. He was diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency, also knows as Cortisol Dependency.
It's a HUGE relief that this condition was caught prior to Torin's liver surgery. We quickly begin daily oral Predinisone treatments to help manage his cortisol levels, and we have a modified emergency plan in place that involves immediate intramuscular injection of steroid hormone in the case of a medical illness or emergency. Such an emergency could be a severe head bump, a fever with vomiting, a broken bone or a car accident. The injectable steroid will help Torin's body cope with the stress associated with a traumatic event, keeping his blood pressure and blood sugar levels stable. It could absolutely save his life in the case of a severe trauma.
We also have a modified plan in place for the surgery to fix his Portosystemic Liver Shunt in Chicago at Lurie Children's Hospital this November. He will receive an increased "stress dose" or oral Prednisone (steroid) in advance of his surgery and prior to invasive tests or general anesthetics. Throughout his procedures and surgeries, his cortisol levels will be closely managed and he will receive IV doses of steroids while unconscious.
We are so relieved to be armed with this new diagnosis and with better knowledge of how to help keep Torin safe and healthy: both during his day-to-day activities, and throughout his upcoming international medical treatments. As always, we are extremely grateful to have access to such exemplary healthcare in our city, as well as amazing medical specialists to help manage Torin's health and wellness.
September 23, 2023
We are sharing our son Torin's medical diagnosis and treatment plan, in the hopes of garnering awareness for our small business and our family as we navigate this complex medical journey. Torin's path ahead is challenging, but his family, friends and community are working hard to rally around him and ensure that we are able to support, care for, and reassure him every step of the way.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out over this past year to offer words of concern and deep caring for our special boy, Torin. Thank you for the phone calls, home visits, meals, offers of childcare help, texts, reassuring hugs and smiles, DMs, and heartfelt chats at the shop counter. Thank you for choosing to make a purchase at our family business when you are able, for referring a friend or family member that's expecting, and for sharing a positive experience on social media or leaving a Google Review to help others discover Momease Baby Boutique - your continued kindness and ongoing support is truly heartwarming.