When Truth No Longer Matters
By Heather Toomey
After two traumatic miscarriages and the heartache that had followed, we apprehensively awaited a much longed for sibling for our young son and an end to the difficult and arduous pregnancy that had left me covered in bruises, itching constantly and suffering from pre-eclampsia.
Within weeks of Sean’s birth he had suffered a brain haemorrhage and our baby, who had fought so hard to make it into the world, was struggling to stay. Our lives are turned upside down as, instead of welcoming our new addition, we are left accused of shaking him.
In the legal battle of a lifetime we fight to keep both our children. Forced to move out of our home, interviewed by the police, threatened constantly with the removal of our children into care and misled at every turn, we realise to our horror, it could have been any child, it just happened to be ours.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards a campaign to change the way doctors assess and diagnose babies and small children.