Our life has been filled with hustle and bustle since the New Year began and I just want to take a moment to update on a few things going on so far this year.
- Julia's swim birthday party was "THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER" according to her. That's just what this Mommy needed to hear ;-) Note to self - always bring double the amount of drinks and order double the amount of pizza you think you will need so you don't run out! Whew - those little children were HUNGRY!
- Emma's secondary insurance approved for her "toileting" system after it was denied by her primary insurance. That is just a fancy word for an adapted potty. The one we are ordering is the Rifton Blue Wave in size small and is the same one she uses at school. Or, I should say sits on at school but must have performance anxiety there. Hoping to get the toilet training under control and well on our way to pull ups this year. She is already doing great at home, just not so good outside of our house so that is where we have to make the most progress. I'm very hopeful that the Rifton seat will help us get her going in the actual bathroom and avoid using the potty chamber all together because Emma is a big girl and eats like a big girl and using an actual toilet would be something great for my big girl (and her Mom). Estimated time of arrival is 2 weeks, which gives me a bit of time to figure out where we can find room in the house for yet another piece of equipment.
- In a move that almost made me faint, Emma's primary insurance approved her new wheelchair! I think it is the first approval letter we have ever seen from them and Chris suggested we frame it - and I don't think he was joking, either. That's how excited we were to get it! Still likely to take a couple/few more months before we receive delivery of the chair because it - like many things Emma - is a custom chair with a custom seating system with a custom headrest with a customer seatbelt, etc. and so that takes a while to get it all together and ready for Emma. Still, I'm super excited that (while it took 3 months to get the approval) it is one less fight ahead with me on insurance. God is good!