Arianna is an adorable 4-year-old who often opens her eyes, smiles, and puts her finger in her mouth. She enjoys gentle touches to her face and arms. Arianna receives recreational therapy that includes an iPad program that creates sounds, colors, and vibrations. She also attends baby yoga and pet therapy and seems to enjoy interaction with the animals.
Medically fragile, Arianna is nonambulatory and uses a wheelchair. Although she is connected to a tracheostomy tube and a feeding tube, they can be removed temporarily. Arianna attends a preschool handicapped program for two hours a day in the pediatric facility where she resides. She is used to the nurses and staff who help her and she reacts well to new people she encounters.