‘My Dodgy Heart’- Jago’s Story
ello. My name is Jago and I am 7 years old. I’ve got a bit of a dodgy heart and I’ve been in hospital a few times. I am going to have a pacemaker next week.
Having a poorly heart makes me get very tired. I will be less tired when I get my pacemaker.
Having a poorly heart means I get get-well presents and I get people praying for me. Having a poorly heart is good. You can ask the teacher if you want to lie down (well, I can).
At the moment I can’t go to school which is bad and good – bad because I don’t get to go to after-school clubs, and good because I can play on the computer. I miss my friends as well.
Going to hospital means you get to make friends with children you haven’t met. You get a personal TV. You get to do sticker books. Mainly you have pink milkshake. For breakfast you get weetabix.
If you have an operation like I did when you have your tummy cut open, you probably feel really scared when you first go but actually you’re going to be asleep so you don’t feel it.