Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Oh Happy Days..."



I am truly hoping that I can sing this most of the summer! I have been reading this blog "Caleigh's Corner" and this mom has some great resources. If she doesn't know it, she probably knows someone who does.

I was looking on her blog and saw her daughter swimming with this tube around her neck. I went directly to the Waterways Babies site and purchased one. It arrived the following day and we were in the pool that afternoon. Of course this was after purchasing some tegaderm bandage from another mother whose daughter has a central line. On her daughters blog she details about her daughters dressing change and how to care for it. So today Annabel's dressing stayed dry and she swam for 45 minutes. I can only imagine how much freedom and good therapy this will be for Annabel. Of course, this make for a very happy momma if I feel we can give Annabel good quality of life. I was just watching over the video and it looks as if Annabel cannot see. We have to shield Annabel from the sun as her eyes are very sensitive to the sunlight. We have the brim of her hat very low and sunglasses on and then of course the intertube. She can see us and we can see her smiling when she is floating.

12 comments:

Laura Gilmour said...

She seems to have found a way to move her way through the water that is quite natural for her. I think the water gives her freedom she doesn't have on land. I love reading your blog and seeing a little girl who lives life to the fullest, despite all her medical challenges.

TherExtras said...

Outstanding! Swimming is a fantastic activity for children who move differently!

Barbara

Janet said...

Ms. Cathy, Tehya is sitting beside me watching the video and the first thing she says is "oh my gosh, she has gotten so big!"
Love, love, love this video and the fact that she is getting to do something so "normal" as swimming this summer! Look at her move! And love the fact that "Momma is happy" also! Tehya also says to tell you that her swimsuit is adorable:) Wishing y'all many, many days of swimming and "happy" this summer!!!

Anonymous said...

I have never been more excited for her. I know the whole family will enjoy this new purhcase. Enjoy sweet Belle.

Edie

Vicki said...

Great therapy for Annabel...and what a beach babe!

Bethany said...

What a great way of supporting her in the water so she is free to experience movement! She sure seems to enjoy swimming and looks like quite the water baby!

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Anonymous said...

If the internet shuts down it will be to my frequent visits to your site for this video.

Give her tons of hugs and kisses for me.

Edie

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! She looks soo relaxed and chillin' in the pool! Thanks for posting; would love to know where you ordered the ring!
Cindy
(Jordan's Mommy: 6/4/09 to 6/7/09

Holly said...

I'm so glad you and Annabel are loving the neck ring. It's so liberating for such a cheap piece of plastic! Great that the line stayed dry...good job Mom!

Julie said...

How amazing!

alissa4illustration said...

She looks like she's having fun! Such a cute swim suit!