Day 1,173: Let the Festivities Begin!

Madison and Jacks Christmas celebrations have started!

The annual photo with Santa!

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Madison has limited therapy scheduled over the break. She has worked very hard and will enjoy some time off. Her first evening of holidays was spent at the pool having some fun with Jack.

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They had a nice visit with Pam and Medford Saturday afternoon followed by Christmas dinner with The Lynch families.

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Today the kids had a nice visit with Mommy’s Sk7er crew… over 20 years of friendship! Merry Christmas!

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Day 1,172: A Week of Work

Madison has been working hard this week with her different therapy sessions. Saturday morning is her last activity and then she has some time off. Monday she had massage, Tuesday Smile Therapy, Wednesday physio and swimming and then she will be back at the pool Friday!

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Day 1,170: Thanks MOD!

Madison had her last class at March of Dimes today. They spent the last few classes getting excited for the holidays! Thanks to everyone in her Conductive Education program for an amazing session!

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Madison continued her hard work later today at Smile. She did lots of walking practice and spent some time in ski boots to help her get used to them for her upcoming ski lessons!

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Madison and Jack wrapped up their day by decorating the tree!

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Day 1,168: Thanks Texas!

Madison is home from Texas. She has mixed feelings about it. She was very sad to leave but also really missed her brother and her pets. It was very sweet seeing her and Jack reunite – they spent the whole day together and didn’t leave each others sides.

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We are so grateful that Madison could go see Mike and the team at Monkey Business Therapy. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the Mike Gregoire Memoial Golf tournament and the organizing committee for all their support and providing Madison with another amazing therapy opportunity.

Madison had her best session to date with Mike. She worked hard and did everything she was asked. She used her single point canes more on this trip than her walker which was exciting. It was so amazing to be able to just focus on her therapy everyday instead of all the other parts of our typical days like school and work. Everyday she ate well, got lots of sleep, stretched, strengthened and practiced her walking. We have a new home program that will help her continue to build strength, balance, endurance and pay attention to her hip issues. She will continue using her AFO’s daily and use her SMO’s during therapy. We are working on increasing her walking speed/rate and learning to walk with her arms down by her side. She will do more independent walking when out and about with no one behind her while wearing her ski helmet or bike helmet to protect her precious head. She will be starting a new vitamin regime and increasing massage on her hamstrings. Her stretching routine has been working well for her and will stay the same. We have some new equipment ideas, will be doing the program 3-4 days a week and then revisiting Mike and his team again in July.

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Day 1,167: Texas!

Madison is in Texas!

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She is working with Mike Poole and his newly formed team at Monkey Business Therapy. Our purpose for this trip is to pause, reflect and reset our goals and how we spend our time at home with a focus on hip health and walking. We are also going to look at other options for support to be able to move away from AFO’s and continue to build strength. This recovery from PERCS has been much more difficult then her recovery from SDR. We are hoping to come away from this with fresh ideas and a home program design that will help build strength and push off the discussion of hip surgery.

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Madi had a great first day – she worked hard! Her day started with a big breakfast followed by a visit to the gym where we are staying. She had a great hour long stretch and then checked out the property.

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She really liked the centre Mike was at and did a great job!

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