Hello. My name is Abby. I'm eight years old and I was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome when I turned two. My parents work hard to help me make sense of the world around me and this blog is meant to help others understand my world and my journey with Rett Syndrome.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Not again!

If you're going to have a cast, it might as well be pretty!  Abby was fit for a cast on her left wrist today.  Unfortunately, she had another fall that left her with a small buckle fracture in her wrist.  As it turns out, unsteadiness, non-existent safety reflexes, lack of hand function, and weak bones are not an ideal combination.  I haven't really had any good ideas from the doctors to prevent this from happening again, but we go to the Rett Clinic in a couple of weeks, so hopefully they can help us out.  It doesn't seem to be causing her much pain, though, and she is very pleased with all the attention that her new bling it getting her.

Just last week, Wes mentioned that he was going to ban the use of glitter in our house.  I might have used to excessively with the kids over the holidays...maybe.  But a ban on glitter??  That's crazy, especially with a 5-year-old girl in the house.  When the nurse asked if she wanted glitter on her cast, Abby laughed out loud.  Funny girl.  Everything is prettier with glitter.