Turns out it was Tressa from our online support group. She was in town with her daughter Shayanne for a hearing checkup. They chatted for a moment and then Melanie asked if they wanted to come by the house to visit and to let the girls play for a bit.
Melanie gave them directions and after Shayanne's hearing appointment the girls had a chance to play out back on the swings while the moms had a chance to commiserate a little bit. Talking with other parents in a similar situation is always great therapy and Melanie was really excited to visit. Turns out Shayanne is a year younger than Whitney but is very advanced in comparison. She does very well with walking and she can speak even though she has similar hearing loss to Whitney's. It really exciting to see how well she is doing.
And she was a very fun playmate for Whitney. The played on the swing set in the back yard and Shayanne even took a turn pushing Whit in her special swing.
Melanie and I love getting together with other families to share our stories and experiences. Thanks to our new friend, Shayanne, and her mom, Tressa, and her sister, Roxy, for coming to play!