So, at her clinic yesterday we first tried going from switches to a joystick. After 10 minutes, and completely refusing to touch anything, she had a mini meltdown and it became clear that we weren't getting any further today than we have for 6 weeks. So we took a break, and our therapist brought out a swing to let her calm down. As she was rocking with Meg, she asked if Meghan ever played with toys with her feet. To which I of course replied, "all the time!". So, she rewired the chair, and put the switches at her feet. And then this happened:
It's go time! (Excuse the geeking out and the sniffles. It was kind of a big moment!)
The look on her face when she first realized we weren't asking her to use her hands, was one of surprise, and then elation! She was clearly relieved that we had finally figured it out for her. I exclaimed that I never even considered that using her feet would be an option! Our therapist replied- "ANYTHING is an option". I can't describe how thankful I am for a person so invested in the success of a child.
We are so excited at what this will mean for Meg and her independence, and we are praising God for his continued provision. Without a therapist who was willing to be creative and unconventional, Meghan might not have had this door opened for her.