Some appointments are good, some are bad, and some just are. But yesterday was a big one. It was equipment clinic.
This appointment marked a new stop in my journey with Cary. It is like a transition and I am not quite sure how I feel about it.
It is a transition from items I have adapted by hand like my baby stroller, a exersaucer, and an infant chair to a adaptive stroller, a stander, braces for little legs that cannot support themselves fully, and a modified chair. They come with names. Rifton, buffalo, penguins. Friendly names. But they scream to me your child is different. Your child needs extra help.
Don't get me wrong, I know she needs help. I know these things are going to give her the support she needs. Everyday items and toys just don't work for her. I have made them work. But now it is time to give her what she needs to be successful.
So soon these new items will come home and we will start a new transition in her life. A transition that for better or worse is here to stay. So I will learn. Learn to adapt and embrace the change. Learn to keep moving forward and enjoy the journey.
Amy Fields is a mom, pet lover, and an advocate for her special children. You can find her over at Many Kinds of Families.