Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Treading the mill!!!

Yep . . . she's doing it at her own house now! Thanks to Miss Betty and Mr. Wallace, Sumana has a treadmill to workout on! She's only been on it once so far, but she's doing GREAT! At PT, the treadmill can go REALLY slow . . . she had worked up to 1 mph. The lowest you can set this treadmill is 1.5 mph. A HUGE increase! Miss Kristen noticed right away today that Sumana seemed to be walking quicker.

The benefits should be fantastic! Though she has to hold on while walking at the quicker speed, it really works her muscles and should give her a good cardio workout. We're going to add time each day and see if we can determine a good workout plan for her. Yea!

Sumana is still hanging in there health-wise. She had to wear her mask to church and AWANA this week, but she seemed to be fairly ''OK' with it. (whew!) I hate to be so over-cautious, but surgery's a-comin'.

Here's a great Sumana story: You have to realize that Sumana has consistently been the early riser in the family, (especially compared to me and the teenagers!) Today, it was about 7:45 and she STILL wasn't up. I had to leave at 8:30, so I wanted to get her started on exercises before I left. I opened the door to her room and just walked toward her bed . . . I didn't say anything . . . HONEST! Sumana just rolled over and muttered 'I know, I know, I know!' She sounds like a teenager already, huh? Well, I had to go up two more times before she actually made it downstairs. We only got the cough assist exercises done. But Greig and I had a good chuckle!

1 comment:

  1. That is so awesome that she's making such progress with her work-outs!!!!! :D And it sounds like you're well on your way to another teen in the house! LOL! Even Andrei is having a tough time getting out of bed lately! I NEVER thought I'd see the day!