This video is from today, her third trial at the walker. The lady in the edge of the picture is Riane, our wonderful respite worker who was able to come in this morning to give me a bit of a break. Genevieve was hard at work and missed the fun.
The song is "I'm gonna be (500 miles)" by The Proclaimers.
Those of you who know Zoe, or know our 1p36 kids, know how amazing a moment this is. It happened 4 days before her second birthday. We are so proud and excited. For Zoe to be able to move herself around and seek out what interests her is a huge goal for us, and this is a huge step toward that.
The other excellent piece of news the equipment person gave us is that as this is Zoe's first equipment claim the Ontario government agency which pays for 75% of equipment costs (Assistive Devices Program or ADP) would likely have no problem approving the claim for the walker and stander (and hence paying for it). The equipment company would be confident in ordering the stuff as soon as we paid them the outstanding 25% (which we then claim back from our extended insurance coverage). So that will mean the waiting period, once we decide for sure what we want, should only be about four weeks at the most. This is very exciting!
So Zoe is still sick, and not drinking much, but we are very encouraged by how well Zoe is doing with these new challenges. We are so proud of her.