Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Our PMR doctor introduced us to the Lokomat a few months ago. The Lokomat is a type of therapy that uses robotic legs to perform the action of walking. It's typically used with CP patients to help with their gait pattern or stroke victims who are learning how to walk again. Annie has never walked before but she does walk with assistance and now that she has gained more muscle tone we think this will help get her closer to taking those independent steps. I called last week to get Annie on the waiting list and if all goes well we will be heading to Novi a couple times each week for 8 weeks starting this winter! An added bonus - this therapy is actually picked up by insurance!! I can't even begin to explain how excited James is for this therapy - he is SOOO into robots right now and to think that his sister is going to have robot legs is just the coolest thing! I threw this picture in here just because she's cute!! ;0)