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, December 3, 2009

Abby had a rough day at school yesterday (or today-depending on what time it actually is right now). She fell out of a chair while trying to stand up. Abby can get out of her chair sometimes. Due to her apraxia, when she attempts to plan a movement, the message from her brain to her muscles gets all jumbled up. Sometimes, however, her movement is the result of emotion. These times, she doesn't have to think about it, so she is able to execute the movement successfully. That's how I understand it, anyway. The chair she was sitting in today was actually too high for her to get out of independently, and she fell forward, hitting her face on the ground. Her teeth cut a pretty big laceration inside of her lip. We took her to the hospital, assuming she would need stitches, but it turns out they don't stitch a mouth laceration unless it goes all the was through. She had lots of blood and a big lip, but nothing serious. Thankfully, Abby wasn't too upset about the whole ordeal. Once Wes found some Little Einsteins that he could play for her on his iphone, she was happy. By the time we left Kosair, it was about 3:30. She had no nap and no lunch, and was still all smiles. She is such a little trooper. I think her teacher and I were way more upset than she was. This was the first time one of Abby's falls have landed her in the hospital, and I'm hoping it's the last.


  1. I'm so sorry! That is no fun. :0(
    My daughter's therapists have been throwing around apraxia with her for the past year. I was wondering how your daughter obtained the diagnosis? If you feel like sharing any information with me...my email is bakerfam01@msn.com

  2. Craig told me that she fell and I was wondering how she is doing. I'm glad to hear that she is recovering well. Sending her lots of love and hugs from Eliana and Joshua!