Jul 27, 2009

Beating The Heat

How do you beat the heat when you are a Seattleite and used to mild weather? When you have a child with a trach that suffers a bit more than the rest of us when it's hot because of having to breath through an itty bitty tube? You get in the pool of course! I've never been a big fan of the big ugly blue backyard pools but Steve convinced me to buy one this year. I have to admit that it's been nice in this heat. Yes it hogs the patio and is a bit of an eyesore but the kids are loving it.

Ainsley really does love the water but to be in it she has to be capped. She seems to understand that and tolerates the slight extra work of breathing to get to play with Evie and Adrian in the pool. Of course I have to be in there with her every second. I was thrilled to discover the pool is perfect for working on walking because the water supports her body a bit. So we've now added that to our "therapy activities" that I try to disguise as play.

Here we are working on balance and having her stand. That look says it all.

She looks kind of miserable but she really was enjoying this and continued to chase E&A around the pool.

Ahhhh. What's better than hangin' with your brother and sister in the pool on a scorching hot day?!

1 comment:

  1. That's so cool that she is enjoying it and that she CAN - yay for that cap! Play disguised as therapy? Sneaky mom, go for it!