Today was Madison’s first missed day of school. It’s hard to believe that it is November and she has not been sick and needing to stay home (knock on wood). She missed her first day to go to the Oshawa Hospital to have an xray of her hips and pelvis. One of her specialists from Edmonton and another from Grandview wanted to see the anatomy of her hips prior to having botox to make sure her tone issues were from muscle issues and that her bones are developing and aligning as they should. As usual she was a rock star! She went right in with Daddy, lied down on the table and got 2 xray’s. One of her legs extended and one of her legs bent and rotated to the sides. Daddy said she pointed to the machine the whole time and said “machine – up!” And waved hello. No tears! She was in and out in 5 minutes.
On the way home Madison went to a used toy store in search for a push toy walker like she uses sometimes at physio. She lucked out and found a similar one and took it home with her. Latly she has not been interested in using her walker around the house to play so we thought we would give a toy one a try in the meantime to continue to encourage walking transitions from her different toys and places around the house. Success!!! She loves it!!! Daddy strapped on a few weights to help weigh it down and slow it down and off she went!
After a fun afternoon playing around the house Madison went to Grandview to visit with Kate for some physio where she practiced even more walking! She walked up a slanted ladder, walked to herself in the mirror, walked using a smaller/lighter walker and walked using a weighted vest on the treadmill. She worked her butt off today and we are so proud of how hard she pushed herself.