It didn’t hit me until I saw it in front of me. All three of our girls sitting next to each other at the table (and Livvy doing so semi-independently). This was something I never knew I would get a chance to see. And it was amazing!
I never thought I would see this day because I never thought of Livvy being able to sit independently without one of us helping.
While her weekly treatments in Amsterdam may be helping her stabilize somewhat her disease is still progressing and she is still losing abilities. She can’t sit in a chair on her own because she can’t hold herself up. She can’t sit in her stroller to eat because she can’t bend her body at a 90-degree angle to sit in it comfortably. So every day, every meal, one of us has to hold her and feed her while we eat as well (or we take shifts eating).
But now that she has her customized stroller/chair (a Zippie Kids Xpress from Sunrise Medical), she is learning to get used to that and it has been a game changer for all of us.
To see the girls together and to know that there will be many more days of them having this time together (where Livvy can feel like a big girl sitting on her own), is priceless.
I was so in awe during the moment that I took only one picture. 😍🤦♀️❤