A CLYEDBANK mum is desperate to get a specialist bed for her daughter whose complex behaviour issues have led to her flooding the house and hanging out of a window.

It can take Mila-Rose Busby until 3am to fall asleep every night, and she will regularly wake up despite taking prescribed medication to help her sleep.

The four-year-old has complex behavioural issues, development delay and suspected autism which have led her to flooding the house one night – putting her at risk of drowning, and even climbing up and hanging outside a bedroom window.

She also bangs her head against hard surfaces.

The youngster’s mum, Gayle Busby, said: “Mila-Rose is an extreme danger to herself. She has no limitations and is very active and agile. She likes to squeeze into tight spaces, escape and sometimes gets stuck, particularly during the night. I can’t get to sleep because I’m worried about her hurting herself.

“If she can get into the bathroom then she’ll flood the house and once when she was staying away from home with family she broke out of the house and the police brought her home. It’s awful.

“Mila-Rose used to be such a happy child but now she gets so frustrated, angry and upset. It’s non-stop – as a family we don’t really get a break and constantly get limited sleep. A new bed would mean we can go to sleep at night knowing she’s not going to hurt herself.”

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Excessive statutory service delays have meant Gayle has had no choice but to turn to Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, after being told there would be a long wait to get the equipment.

Despite wanting to buy a specialist bed for Mila-Rose, Newlife is facing huge financial pressures as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and must raise £4,985.

Carrick Brown, of Newlife, said: “Gayle and the rest of the family just want the best for their child and a new bed would make such a huge difference to all of their lives.

“Their story compels us to do our best to try and raise the funds needed and while Newlife would love to be able to pay for the equipment we just don’t have the funds available at the moment, which is why we’re calling on the people of Clydebank for their support.

“If anyone can make a contribution to Mila-Rose’s bed, it would be greatly appreciated – we hope that everyone will understand that if it was their child, they’d only want to be able to give them the best life possible.”

Anyone able to help should contact Newlife on 01543 431 444, click here or email fundraise@newlifecharity.co.uk.

You can also text NEWLIFE MILA to 70500 to give £10 to Mila Rose’s appeal.