Thanks to Rett Syndrome, Reagan lost the ability/desire to play independently with toys around the age of 10 - 12 months. Now she'll usually walk over to a toy, gives it a glance or possibly even picks it up, then tosses it to the side and forgets about it. I haven't seen her be engaged with a toy by herself in so long that I just kinda forgot it was possible.
However, on Friday she had a sudden interest in a new toy that lights up and sings music when you roll the ball on it or push a button. She actually sat down in front of it and stay entertained by herself for a solid 5 minutes. It was such a beautiful sight that I had to get pictures! And to add to the joy, she sat criss-crossed all by herself as well, which she has been working on during her Physical therapy sessions. Sitting in this position is difficult for her because it takes a lot of core strength. She never ceases to amaze me :-)
Abby's first visit to Boston for the IGF-1 Trial
5 years ago