Thursday, November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving! There is so much to be thankful for this year in our family. We are thankful for our two little kiddos. Abby and Logan are both doing great. Logan is now 10 months old and is such a blessing. Abby has had a great year. She has started so many new things and is doing better than I could have imagined in school. We are growing increasingly concerned about complications with Rett such as scoliosis and seizures as Abby gets older, but she hasn't had signs of either. We are so thankful for her health and pray that she is able to continue doing so well. We also pray for all the other kids with Rett who are struggling with more complicated health issues. We are also so thankful for all our friends and family. Abby is truly blessed to have such great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. We spend the day today with many of these people. We eat with my family today, and visit Abby Papaw and Memaw on Saturday. Abby was a little fussy with the crowd, but she coped pretty well.
I gave her choices of what she wanted to do while we were at the party. Of course, she chose to watch a DVD of Little Einsteins every time. I am posting some photos of her communication cards I made for today. She uses her eye gaze or her hand to make a choice.
These are some of Abby's favorite activities right now. Today, she only wanted the DVD, but she usually likes all of them.
This card can be used to help Abby communicate why she is upset. It has a sippy cup, snack, potty, and her blanket. The only problem is that when she gets too upset, she doesn't want to look at the card, but we are working on it.