Saturday, December 22, 2007
My little Eden made me so happy and proud today!
We've had a demo powerchair at our house for the past month. It is the same chair, the Koala, that we decided on and are in the process of ordering for Eden. The problem, up until today, was that Eden REFUSED to even sit in it. Holland loves sitting in it, and would drive it around the house and make it go up and down, but even after watching Holland, Eden said "NO WAY" when we asked if she wanted a turn. Every time we tried to push the issue she would cling to me like a little monkey and start crying. If I tried to get her in the seat, she would stiffen like a board, and a couple of times even held her breath until she turned blue. We had kind of backed off, and even decided to give the chair back for a while until she seemed a little more ready.
Holland took a little trip around the house today, and when we asked Eden if she wanted a turn she said "okay, my turn!" We put her in, and away she went!!!! After about 10 trips around the house, John asked her if she was done, and she said "NO WAY!" She probably took 20 trips around, and was very happy the whole time. Then later in the day she took another turn to show off for some of the family. When she was done she said, "that was fun!" It was SOOOOOO awesome and exciting! She totally gets it, and was very happy with her newfound independence. Now we just have to teach her how to steer before our walls are completely destroyed:)
She also spent some time playing the piano in her chair. I love the lift function, because at the lowest height she is eye-level with Holland, but the chair can lift up to reach the piano or a dining room table. Awesome. I can't wait until we get hers. It's going to be a while still...at least 6 months.
Posted by Billie at 10:18 PM