Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Permobil Power chair Koala & SNAP swim therapy

I uploaded these in fast/low resolution.

We celebrate all our kids first mobility movements, rolling, sitting up, crawling...Hayden's mobility first happens to be driving without a permit!  Check out his smile.  He was so happy to go over bumps.  

Hayden got this custom camouflage colored wheelchair.  That way you notice him and not his wheelchair.  They don't make invisible just yet:).  It is such a joy to see him become more independent. This 350lb chair with a 3 yr old driving is like having a bulldozer in your home.  That is why we are practicing in the drive way.

We started the process last year in anticipation for this coming into our home and vehicle.  It really changes the family "normal".  I once cried at the thought of getting a wheelchair and now we are so very happy for the independence it is going to give my super cute boy.

One of Hayden's 5 daily/weekly therapies is swimming.  SNAP stands for special needs aquadic therapy.  Hayden was unable to relax or hold & control his breath.  Look at his progress since he started just a month ago.  He now kicks his legs with them stretched out and closes his mouth.  The added bonus at the YMCA is that Hanna can enjoy swimming too.