We have her chair and it's home. We have some tweeks to make to it. Change a few things around to work better, but she is loving it! In fact we had therapy today with Chrissy, yes, back with Chrissy for practice with the chair. We are so lucky, we have 4 amazing therapists right now, and they all work so hard to help Quinn be her best, how lucky we are.
Back to the story, we had a long therapy session today to work on what needs to be worked on, and then Quinn got to drive for a bit. It's so fun to see her get so excited, and work so hard, that today she was doing cookies in the parking lot, and she had her hat and sunglasses on, because it's hot! Well, Chrissy, said, I think Quinn's eyes are shut, sure enough, she was sound asleep, and had not let go of the joystick, so she was driving while sleeping! Yikes, can you get your power chair license revoked for that?
She did not wake up after some more changes and a ride home. I think she looks like a little old man in these pictures, a super cute little old man. We got home and she did not want out of her chair and she wanted a blanket, then she was back to sleep. I meant to get some pictures at therapy but my camera battery was shot. Oops!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
What an amazing day we have had. First this this morning, we got Quinn's new braces. They take her feet up almost 3 sizes, so I have to get use to that, she looks like her feet are huge now.
We had a two hour appointment where we had to adjust everything, the seat, the foot rest, the joystick, the dynovox, move things around to make them work to best support Quinn. After a bunch of work, Quinn got to drive it, and she was so patient and was so excited, then she took off. Remember this is the first time she has driven this chair, and I was amazed. We still have some adjusting and adding to do to it, and we don't have it home yet, but by the end of this week we will. She did amazing today. Thanks so much to Suzanne who has had to do so much paperwork to have this happen, and still is working on paperwork to get this totally approved, as we are still working on a few details dealing with her chair. Thanks to Kurt for working so hard to get the chair in working order, and thanks to Chrissy who started this process when Quinn was two years old. Wow, life is good!
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Beware of reading this one, it's pretty much potty filled! Well, we had an interesting night. A moment that I was not expecting. Well Quinn and I were watching tv, and she was being very interactive, taking and signing, we were having a great night, we were all cuddled up together, her sitting on my lap in our rocking chair. I got preoccupied with the show, and was not paying attention to her for a few moments, and all of a sudden my leg was warm. I look down and Quinn is giving me the potty sign with both of her hands. (As a side note, Quinn was wearing her pull up's and she is doing a great job going potty on the potty, when we are paying attention to her telling us she has to go. On that same line, she is doing a great job holding it, and so when she has to go, there is a lot of liquid there.) So the pull up did not do it's job and I basically had myself potty pants. I can honestly say it's been a number of years since I had potty pants! Hmmm, what a night, and that won't stop me from cuddling with my girl one bit! So I best be off I have laundry to do, and a girl to cuddle and get into bed!
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Monday, July 16, 2012
Our 2nd and 3rd day in KC was busy too!
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Our first day in Kansas City. We went to Union Station, saw the Titanic exhibition, and Science City, and finished it up by going to the Cheese Cake Factory. We did go swimming in the hotel, and Quinn kicked for over an hour, and she was amazing, I did not get a video of that, and wish I would have.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Goodness, we have had a lovely week. We got to play with Grandma and Quinn's cousin Kaleb. We played in Lincoln for a bit, and also in KC. I think I took almost 400 pictures, but I'll only share a few. Don't want to over due a good thing. So let's start with the Lincoln days. Kaleb went to therapy with us, and was a great inspiration for Quinn. He was counting while she stood up. The first few times he got to 30 and 40, so we decided that we all thought Quinn could do over 50 seconds of standing and so Kaleb started counting and got to something like 215 seconds. Wow! Quinn did great, I have to admit that after that, she was pooped for the rest of the day, but wow! She is a strong little girl.
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Saturday, July 7, 2012
Here is Quinn at Summer School from a few weeks ago, looks like they had lots of fun, and Quinn did a great job from everything I heard!
Friday we had another fun play day, and the pictures speak for themselves. It was a fun day!
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