It’s been a bit of a stressful week. Within the past few days we’ve gotten a stander…
I know, I know, Jackson is the cutest kid in the world (except for your kid, of course), but two major developments in one week are a little hard to process.
Don’t get me wrong, we love the stander. It allows Jackson to stand up and bear weight on his legs. We’ve used it everyday since we’ve had it. However, I started crying the first time I saw him in it because it shows how tall he’d be if he were able to walk. Because he can’t walk or stand, he’s long. If he were able to walk he’d be tall. The stander is also the first piece of medical equipment we’ve had in the house. And, even though the glasses are cute, we’d prefer that he not need them.
Side note: Our stander is pink because it’s on loan from the Perlman Center. If our insurance company approves a stander, then we’ll get our own in a few months. Families involved in the Perlman Center donate outgrown medical equipment to the Perlman Center, allowing the Center to loan it out to families in need or who are waiting for insurance approval for their own equipment.
Okay, enough with the pity party. Overall, we are very thankful to get and use anything that will help Jackson. I just needed a moment to whine. As for the cheese, if you know my family, you know we’re always cheesy.