Avery's Family

Avery's Family

Monday, June 25, 2012

Enjoying the summer

                                  This was taken at the Rock, Roll and Bowl fundraiser for Spina Bifida

The summer has been great so far. We have had lots of barbecue's, fishing trips and doctor appts. Where to begin, Avery is doing wonderful. She continues to amaze me on a daily basis. She has 4 teeth now, which all came through in a week, boy was that a rough time. She is finally UTI free.  I recently found out about a new therapy.  It's called the Anat Baniel Method, if you have a chance I would recommend you check it out.  I met several families that have kids with Spina Bifida that have tried this method and have seen  amazing results. One boy in particular started this therapy at 6 months old, he is now 18 months old and walking or should I say running without any assistance. No braces, walkers,etc.  Of course this got my attention. I went to one of the sessions to see what it was all about. I was pretty excited to get Avery started and see how this could help her.  This type of therapy is not covered by the insurance.  So we are paying out of pocket. Her sessions are $50 an hour.. I have found myself selling things to make sure she is able to get this experience. She has had 2 sessions so far and will have 3 more this week. After her first session I noticed Avery lifted her behind up to help me change her. She had never done this before. After her second session she was able to get from a laying position to a sitting postion. This of course didn't happen immediately, but after a few days we started noticing her doing different things. Avery is now scooting across the floor.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A few Extras

I wanted to share an idea I found on Pinterest. Basically its a make your own water bed but smaller version. Take painters plastic, duct tape, food coloring, foam shapes, glitter and water. Cut plastic to the size you want, tape up edges and fill with cold hose water. Put food coloring glitter and foam shapes inside. This is so cool. Avery won't be able to swim this summer due to her Trach. This is another way to keep her cool and entertained as well. Here are some pictures of a small one I made, just to see how it would work. The next one I make will be big enough for the older kids to play on and maybe use as a slip n slide. I think I want to try it out too. Hee Hee!!!Avery now has 4 teeth, two top and two bottom. They all came in days apart from each other. Poor girl.

                                                      Loving her water mat
                                         Clubhouse and sandbox finished. I think we ordered
                                         a little to much sand. All the sand to the left should
                                         be under the clubhouse
                                          Madi running 55 hurdles. Right now she is the fastest girl in the
                                          8th grade in the state of Michigan. We are so proud of
                                                      The boys are on the same baseball team
                                         Mr turtle who we found in our backyard