This blog is dedicated to discussing the ups and downs of a family with a child who has Mitochondrial Disease. A blog seems to be a good way to share our experiences as a family and to hopefully connect to others with similar experiences.
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Saturday, August 06, 2011
Roxie at the pool
Roxie loves water. She loves the pool, probably because it gives her so much more control over her body. She's carrying a lot less weight, can walk around without support, and feel some freedom. Here's a good illustration of that!
Roxie turns 9 in November of 2011. Although she has had to work hard her entire life to learn basic skills like sitting up or using her hands, she is a happy little girl. Roxie has Mitochondrial Disease which has resulted in profound hypotonia, epilepsy, sensory integration disorder, cortical vision impairment, and fragile health. She loves music, her family, and interacting with other children.