Mary's got her blue DynaVox VMax! Her reaction to it was great! Very happy. The following day, her nurse came and Mary rolled over to her new device eager to show it off!!
We are still waiting for some of the accessories to make it truly work for her, but we make do for now. Mary uses it at school the best she can and she uses it at home. We have started to take it out in the community when feasible. She has used it at Sunday School and at the doctor's office.
At church, Mary used it to make choices during a coloring project. That was successful.
At the doctor, Mary carried on a long conversation with me in the waiting room. She was there for her yearly physical and wanted to know if the Dr. was going to look in her ears and mouth. She also requested to lay on the bed (the pediatrician has a fun bed to lay on). In the exam room, Mary said 'hi' to her Dr. and then asked if she was going to get a shot. That was the end of the DynaVox, though... tears... 3 shots were coming her way. :(
This afternoon, Mary used her DynaVox to let me know how she wanted to decorate her pumpkin. The town has a contest for 4-9 yr. olds. Mary chose to use fingerpaint on her's. She will enter it in the contest next Saturday.
Tomorrow Mary will try to use her DynaVox at her birthday party.
I will try to get some pictures up this coming week!