When you talk about a girl who is (almost) always happy, is waving to everyone and loves cuddling, then you are definitely talking about our Maelynn!!!
After the shock of the diagnosis we decided to fight for this girl and make sure that we offer her the best possible help and attention. We spend a lot of time playing and learning, going to therapy and a large amount of medical appointments just to be sure she gets everything she needs. Now more than 18 months after her diagnosis, we can say that it is going very well. She transcends our expectations on all fronts. Her poor vision and special eyes are clearly present, but that does not stop our little fighter from developing normally. She is very inquisitive.
She understands a lot and starts speaking some words in her own way. She knows exactly where the cookies are and when we ask her: Do you want a cookie? she walks to the kitchen and comes back looking proud and showing us the cookies. Stands at the coat rack and says “oat” (coat) and tries to put it on herself and already waves to everyone who stays at home. Her big brother and sister love to play with with her. When Maelynn no longer wants to play or doesn’t like what they are doing, she lets them know like a big girl very clearly. 😉
Most of our fears have given way to hope, love, happiness and gratitude!! We are blessed to have this wonderful girl in our lives!! AND blessed with our new WAGR family!