Today we had a meeting with Reagan's speech therapist and a Representative from an Augmentative communication device company. We are starting the process to find the right device for Reagan, a device that will give her a voice. Of course, we are realistic that it will take some time for her to get used to the device and be able to use it independently. However, the thought of her being able to make food choices, or let me know what she would like to do, brings smiles to this Mommy's face.
I think about her inability to verbally communicate often, and how difficult that would be. She relies on me (and Wes, but mostly me since I am home with her during the day) to make every choice for her, from when and what she will eat to when she will go to sleep, to our activities throughout the day. She can be quite verbal in letting me know when she is not pleased with my decisions and yet her giggles and smiles also make me happy to know that she likes what we are doing. But, this device will eventually open up so many doors for her and give her that independence that I know she must be wanting. Heck, being a 2 year old is all about finding your independence and feeling that you can make decisions!
I hope that we find the device that will be successful and the transition painless for her and that the process to get it into our house goes smoothly!
Abby's first visit to Boston for the IGF-1 Trial
4 years ago