We have had a prescription for a gait trainer for some time now. We have submitted it to insurance and we are in the process of obtaining one knowing it will be months before anything happens. Our home equipment provider lost the fax, it was re-faxed, then they needed more info from me, then we needed doctor's stuff and then came the first denial. It's just one item on a list of 10 things and we end in this endless loop waiting. I know I've written about it before, but it just keeps happening.
The sad thing was that Afua was ready. So ready and loves to stand upright. They got her a gait trainer at school but it is not quite perfect. But she loves it and wants to be up.
Out of the blue, I got a picture and a message from a friend who works with children with similar conditions as Afua. She asked if we could use a gait trainer for her as they had one that wasn't currently used. Yes!!! And a few days later we made a trip to try it out.
I am constantly amazed how all of Afua's needs are provided for. Each and every need is met so specifically and it is such a blessing.
We took the gait trainer for a trial walk in our drive way and we will have a great summer! We can keep it until our insurance finally approves one, or Afua's needs change.