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So we had Rachel's 2 year check up (late I know) today. She is 23lbs and 31inches. She gained only 1 lb since December. Her doctor looked at me and told me to skip dinner and just give her dessert. We all laughed. lol. I love her doctor he's goofy like that and Rachel can actually get through an appointment without screaming.
Well after talking to him about her walking and how she falls constantly. He suggested that we get Rachel a walker to help her out. He said he's going to go through CMS (Childrens Medical Service) to see how we go about getting one for her -- Rachel is his first "super special" patient -- his words not mine. So he's not exactly sure whats the best way to attain one for her.
He's going to call me tomorrow or Monday with what steps we need to take. He did say that he's going to try to figure out a way to get one thats not "old lady-ish".. Again his words not mine. He said something very pink and maybe with padding around it so if she falls she's not hitting her head on metal. Again I LOVE this guy.
I just needed to share with others who understand. My parents were kind of like "but she walks - why does she need one?" Yes she walks fine in the house but out and about where she's so busy looking at stuff she forgets she's walking & that she needs to balance herself.
Does Rachel have a PT? Ellie's PT helps us get all her equipment. She's a great resource.
I'm pretty sure there are models of pediatric walkers that you can special order in fun colors. The walker that Ellie uses unfortunately only comes in one color per size. She thought it was a boy color so we spray painted it purple. She loves it now.
I tend to have the same kind of mind set as your parents i think. DD has a not of trouble with balance and energy and i'm still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that she is just getting way too big for her little unbrella stroller lol.
Ava used a walker for a long time. You can even see her use a gait trainer w/ her PT on my fb. It helped so much, it really did. We payed OOP for the kaye walker, but we borrowed a gait trainer from our EI program. (She used both).
((Hugs)) I would gladly give you Ava's walker but Ava was a lot smaller at 2, so I'm not sure it's the correct size. (size 1/2)