Mommy wants to thank Madison and Jack for what they gave today. In the craziness that goes on in Mommy’s head, many many things were booked all in one day- and both Madi and Jack went along for the ride and were amazing little people!
Jack and Mommy dropped Madi at school bright and early and then headed to the local church for baby drop in play. It was then time to pick up some birthday gifts for a couple of special little boys upcoming birthday parties! Jack was a huge help picking out fun things!
It was then time to head to Grandview for a joint physio session. Madi helped Jack get through his stretches & screaming while Jack helped Madi test all her toys to make sure they tasted good. Madi did multiple exercises today to strengthen her “walking” muscles and everyone noticed a significant improvement in her control and mobility with the exercises compared to a few weeks ago. Her next (and hopefully last) Botox session was booked, pre-surgery physio sessions booked, re-assessment for Jack booked and catalogue information looked through to start ordering some equipment for the house. Madison’s new Walker was also confirmed to be delivered late next week! It will be sad to say goodbye to her little silver walker that helped to get her mobile and independent but her new one will serve her much better for her next stage of walking.
Madi and Jack then helped Mommy drop off forms at their paediatricians. He is helping to sign Madi’s out of country OHIP forms to try for approval of some of the surgery cost. Once he completes the forms, everything will be sent to OHIP- fingers crossed!
After a quick play at home it was time for ballet! Madison let go of her walker several times to try lifting her arms in the air and turn. She was so proud of herself! Jack watched with all the other brothers at the door.
The last stop of the day was with Shannon for a massage. Jack was a bit fussy but got a good release. Madison did a great job breathing through the tenderness and had her IT bands taped for hip support. Both kiddos passed out on the way home and went straight to bed!
Fundraising Canpaign Update:
Thank you to everyone for sharing Madison’s story, making a donation or helping to spread the word! Today we passed the $30,000 mark! Thank you for helping Madison get closer to her dream of walking!
If you are interested in handing out a postcard to co-workers, friends etc. to share Madison’s Campaign please let us know and we will give you a stack.
This morning madison attended Variety Villages “world’s greatest Christmas party”. It was a great way to spend the morning burning off energy with her friends and family.
A big thank you to auntie em for helping out this morning!
After a long day yesterday, Madi finally slept in, not on a weekday! … Jack didn’t though he was up regular time. Once we were all up we had breakfast and made our way over to do a grocery shop. Madi was a big help, holding the list and “reading” out things we needed. More like what she wanted. We spent the rest of the day taking it easy on the couch before dinner with Nana and papa at madi’s favourite local eatery. Where madi and Jack serenaded the restaurant with their antics.
Madi had a very long and eventful day. She had school, physio, a visit with Nana, a visit with grandma and grandpa and a trip to the beach to walk the boardwalk tree lighting. Pictures will be posted in the coming days. Hopefully tomorrow will be a quiet and uneventful day …
After a gross commute and Madi tripping on the ramp at school, Daddy thought for sure it was “going to be one of those days”. But after reading her school book it was noted that madison was full of giggles and made everyone smile at school today. Her spirit remained high even after a trip to the doctor to get her flu shot. She and Jack played and made faces. Mommy and daddy spirits were also high after receiving some positive progress in regards to some potential SDR funding options from the government. Madison finished her day off by showing pam and Medford her ballet moves. The pictures and video are priceless! Mommy will have to post them later.