Madi had a day filled with highs and lows. Mommy wasn’t sure if a full moon was coming, possibly a reaction to her meds which lead to her being wired, a tired toddler or change in routine but Madi was a bit out of sorts this morning which lead to a few time outs and cancelling some things to stay home.
After some rest and quiet/calm time in bed, Madi had some lunch and seemed more herself. She went to see Shannon which was very relaxing and soothing for her tired/sore muscles.
Once Madi was home and finished dinner, she wanted to work on her walking. Madi has been walking on high knees as her warm up before practicing her walking at home. This was very difficult for her to do before SDR. She could do just a few, very quickly before falling forwards. She is now controlled and much stronger.
So proud of our little fish! Madi started swimming with Ryan when she was 18 months old.
Here is a pic from one of their first lessons together
In the past 2 years she has become so comfortable and loves the water. Today she conquered two of her big goals – floating on her back & picking something up from the bottom! She can even walk for multiple steps touching the bottom with no help and loves front floats! We can’t wait to see what she learns next!
After some running around and getting things organized for the week, Nate visited for a play! The besties played in the backyard, had dinner and then bath and pj’s! Awesome summer nights!
Madi is almost 3 months post op! She worked through 3 different therapies today and she got stronger as she went. Mommy was so proud!
Her morning started at conductive Ed camp. She loves all the games and learning that they do while working on her gross motor goals. She LOVED playing Guess Who with Monika, so Mommy added it to the shopping list for later in the day.
After camp Madi went to Variety Village for some Physio with Stephanie. Madi did some work in her walker with weights attached to the back to help her slow down and think about proper steps. They worked on independent walking for almost 45 minutes! Madi took anywhere between 6-20 steps, took a small break and then kept going. Stephanie and Mommy had some tears watching Madi go. She finished her session doing some sets on the total gym.
After a rest and play at home, Madi went to Grandview for Physio with Kate who did a re-assessment of post op goals. They went through some different exercises to assess where Madi is at and what the focus should be for the next 4 weeks. One activity that stood out the most to Mommy was Madi’s high kneeling. Madi could hold that position for only 2-3 seconds before surgery. Today she held it for over a minute and could have kept going but she got bored hahaha. She also was able to do some walking in tall kneeling which looked great!
It’s been a very long and busy couple of months, but days like today make every trip in the car, every appointment, every stretch and exercise completely 100% worth it!