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The sweet Sophie Hunter/Cumberbatch in Friends and Crocodiles (2005)

anonymous asked:

Can u imagine Ray, married to Michael or Ryan for like a year, talking his hand and being like "What are we?"

slfkjglajfl they’re like, lying in bed at the end of the day and Ray, in a very serious and deadpan voice, goes, “so….I have a confession” and almost gives Ryan a heart attack but then he follows it up with “I think I love you. What are we? I can’t stand not knowing.” And his dramatic voice is on the same level of Ryan’s acting in his theatre kid days so the guy can’t even be exasperated, he’s too impressed and baffled

on the other hand, Michael and Ray:

Michael, being the huge sap that he is, plans this extravagant dinner and all this other stuff for him and Ray’s first anniversary but when he tells Ray to wear something nice for the evening, he gets, “what, for like…a date? HAH, GAY -”

“RAY, WE’VE BEEN FUCKING MARRIED FOR A YEAR.” 

My sister has a medical condition called cervical incompetence, which is where she is unable to carry full term. Her first child was 6 weeks early, but thankfully had no serious medical conditions that are linked with premature children. However, her second child, Kai, was born 10 weeks early weighing only 4 pounds. As soon as he was delievered doctors knew something was wrong as his skin was blue and he couldn’t breathe on his own. 

He was rushed via a helicopter to a specialised hospital down the country who deals with premature children just hours after he was born. Then, he was put on a ventilator to keep him alive, but the next day we were told he had a heart condition called transportation of the great arteries and needed major open heart surgery to rectify his valves. Luckily, he had a hole in his heart that was mixing the blood around, and without that, he would have died in the womb. 

With medicine they kept the hole in his heart open until he weighed enough to have open heart surgery, which took 6 weeks. It was a scary time and we almost lost him 3 times during surgery, but against all odds, he survived. 

His battle didn’t stop there. His operation went really well, but due to being born 10 weeks premature his lungs had not developed enough in the womb and he was on a ventilator until he was 4 months old, then on a c-pack (breathing equipment) for another two months, until, finally, he could breathe on his own with a little oxygen through his nose. 

At 6 months old we were able to take him home. 

Kai’s heart condition had nothing to do with being premature, but spending so much time in hospital, being fed through a tube, having chronic lung disease, having aspiration of fluid orally, not even being able to walk far and bound to a wheelchair 80% of the time at 4 years old, and suffering from monthly chest infections is all because he was born too early and his lungs hadn’t developed enough before he came into the world. 

If my sister had been diagnosed with cervical incompetence she would have had a stitch put around her cervix which would have prevented her going into premature labour and a lot of Kai’s health problems wouldn’t have occurred, and he would be a healthy happy boy who doesn’t spend 50% of his time in hospitals and sitting on a machine that feeds him at lunch while all his friends play at nursery. 

So, I ask that all my friends, family and followers please sign this petition -  Cervical incompetence - NHS to Make Cervical Checks Mandatory From 16-25 weeks & Save Babies Lives!!