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.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Computer Time

Annie's been working on the computer so much lately. We are really trying to get her ready to test the ECOpoint by PRC in December and the new MyTobii on January 18. These are the 2 eye gaze computers that we are trying to decide on for Annie. An eye gaze computer would allow Annie to be able to communicate with her eyes via the computer. By late January we hope to have made our decision and will be on our way to pleading with the insurance company to pay for atleast part of the device. Annie is so excited! She loves being on the computer but is ready to do more than just play games, she has so much to say!! Here she is playing a game that requires her to wait to respond, right now she's using a switch. She uses one very well and uses 2 with some frustration but having only 2 switches is very limiting. Her eye gaze is getting to be so good that I'm almost certain we will jump right to 4 or even 6 frames. Annie's a smart cookie, and VERY determined!


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Annie's not the only one who is enjoying the computer lately, here's James and "his girls". I can't remember exactly what they were looking at but I'm sure it had something to do with a planet or a constellation - he's really into astronomy these days!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! What wonderful progress :), I can't wait to see what Annie says! The photo of your kids together is so sweet...

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