Madi was proud to walk in her first Terry Fox walk today at school. She told us she walked for Terry to help him help the kids feel better and because his leg was sick he is in heaven now so everyone has to walk for him. Pretty bang on! Proud Mommy moment!
Madison only had a half day of school today. On Thursdays Madison will be going to March of Dimes for their afternoon school program. She did lots of amazing walking there!
After MOD Madi headed north to WindReach Farm for a riding session with Max. Their focus today was Madi commanding Max to change between fast and slow walking.
Madi’s last component of therapy for the day was walking at Neurochangers. She was on the Geo Machine for about 900 steps!
Madi did a great job at physio with Nana after school. She was tired from school so it took some hard work from Nana, but Madi warmed up, took part and did great!
Today Madison did lots of walking in the multisensory room at VV. They also did lots of work stepping up and down on different objects. Her balance and coordination are really improving which is awesome to see. She finished her session with a super long walk down a super long hallway.
Tonight the golf tournament committee was busy at Deer Creek getting all the golfers bags ready for Sunday. Hope to see you there!
Guest blog by Nana:
“Today was good, I picked Madison up and she looked at her new library book on the way home. She had a big snack and she fed her sea monkies, I moved them out of the sun because the water was so hot. She coloured for a while, had some quiet time on her iPad and then we got ready for ballet. Susie said today that she was very impressed with the way Madison is joining in and moving. She stood tall today and moved her arms in different ways like everyone else. She tried turning in her walker and is doing better. On the way home she told me she loves ballet,it’s fun and she loves her ballet teachers. She said her day at school was great, Monday is Gym, Tuesday is Library – her favourite day – and wed. Is pizza lunch. She told me they are learning about the sound the letter “a” makes and the rhyme about ants to remember the sound. We played a game about all the names we know that have the a sound. She played in the sand outside at recess and her socks and afo’s were full of sand. She was telling me a lot of names of her new friends.”
Madison has already learned so many valuable skills at such a young age that will serve her well as she grows. One of them is being flexible and going with the flow which we love about her! We can put her in pretty much any situation and she will adapt and follow through.
Jack has been sick the last few days which has meant changing around Madison’s therapies and plans. She was super happy to go to school this morning with Pam and Medford so they could see her school while Daddy watched over Jack. They also picked her up and took her to Neurochangers to do some walking. While she was there she wasn’t happy with the fit of her AFO and was experiencing some pain. The wonderful team there worked their magic and figured out a way to get her walking. She ended up taking over 900 steps! She bounced back and made it through.
Thank you Pam & Medford for all your help and a great day!
Madison had her first school assembly today. She told me that her principal talked about Terry Fox and about bad behaviour at recess. She said you can’t throw rocks or sand at recess and no pushing your friends… sure glad I’m not on duty at her school hahahha.
After school Madi went to physio with Stephanie. She worked super hard on getting up from the floor with her SMO’s and walking. They also worked on walking on uneven surfaces like a squishy floor mat.
Madison’s day was busy and she was tired, but she pushed through and did her best.
After school she went riding with her horse Max. She did a lot of reaching and core activities as well as deep breathing for voice projection.
After a good session at Windreach, Madi headed to Neurochangers for some time on the GEO. Lots of distractions with YouTube and Netflix had to happen for the session to keep moving as Madi was super tired. The staff were amazing at helping her stay on track and keep her walking.
Madi’s new trick happens at bath time! She has found new independence and loves it. She now knows how to turn the bath water on and to the right temperature, put the plug in and then get in and out of the tub all by herself! She obviously has supervision for bath time, but likes to tell us she can do it all by herself now.
Madison had her first pizza lunch at school today. She was pretty excited.
Here is a guest blog from Nana:
” Madison had a great day at school. Today was pizza lunch, she didn’t like the pepperoni so just took it off, she loved playing in the sand outdoors at recess with all the sand toys and she said she used her canes all day. She ate a snack as soon as she got in the car and had a big drink of water then fell asleep during the drive to VV. She did not want to wake up, did not want to see Stephanie, only wanted her Mama. So I bribed her, we walked in, got some popcorn and freezing cold water. She ate a bunch then after a slow start with Stephanie did great work. Amazing walking, stepping up and down on different levels, climbing in and out of the ball pit, crouches, walking up the stairs holding onto the wall. Stephanie was really working her on walking slowly, trying to take longer strides and trying to get her full foot flat on the ground.”