We ordered her wheelchair today.
Why is that so hard on me? It is not like we are doing ANYTHING different. Our goal is still to get her to walk. We HAVE to have a wheelchair for preschool. They require all non-ambulatory kids to have one for school. That is the ONLY reason we ordered one.
Why then did I spend moments ALL day in tears?
The representative from National Seating was very nice and helpful and Nan (Brooklyn's PT) was amazing - she always is. We decided on a Zippie Wheelchair in pink with a grey seat ~ we even got Brooklyn written in pink script on it. As far as wheelchairs go it is very cute, "very girlie" she will love it......as much as a kid that I am sure wants to get up and run with her friends can love a wheelchair.
My plan is to drop it off with her on her first day of preschool and leave it there. We have the Maclaren stroller to get her around town, we do not need the wheelchair for that. Not yet. I realize this post is coming off "anti" wheelchair. They are great things. I just do not want one. I do not want my daughter to need one.
Sorry, I am having an "I hate Rett" day. I will write more tomorrow.......
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Posted by Brooklyn at 8:33 PM