Monday, February 22, 2010

We're still here!

Boy, it's been awhile since I've updated. Sumana is doing pretty well. The itching is still an issue from time to time, but the benedryl seems to be helping. Also, Greig and I have been working and WORKING on getting off all the adhesive that was applied after her surgery. Once we get it a bit liquefied it still won't rub off; we have to 'mush' it into a ball. It feels like the rubber cement I used in elementary school. Strange stuff!!

I need to post some pics, too. I have shots of Sumana playing the Wii at PT with Miss Becca. She tried out a bunch of new exercises on the Wii Fit . . . yoga was her favorite. BTW, I finally called the Yates County Special Children's program about the Wii Fit software and balance board. We got approval for it today. Sumana's PT and primary doctor have already expressed their support for it, so now we just have to find one. A lot of places seem to be sold out, so if you happen to see a Wii console with Wii Fit Plus, let us know!

Sumana has her post-op appointment with Dr. Sanders on Thursday. We'll try to do some Wii shopping after that. She also sees Miss Christine about her leg braces. She has developed a lot of heavy calluses since she got these new braces in September.

In other news, Sumana and I went clothes shopping at the outlet mall on Saturday. What a lot of work! Pushing the wheelchair around . . . in and out and around racks . . .taking off her braces and shoes . . . trying on pants. Standing, leaning on mom to put one foot in then the other . . . repeat this 7 or 8 times. UGH!! I took a nap as soon as we got home. AND, we only hit 2 clothing stores! She did come away with 3 pair of new pants, 2 shirts, a hoodie and a jumper. It is CRAZY to see the sizes she wears. She needs a 12-14 girls size, however when you look at the length the pants are a good 4 inches too long. UGH!!! Thankfully, we found leggings and sweat pants with elastic around the ankles.

Sumana was eager to get on the treadmill at therapy today (though THURSDAYS are her treadmill days!). Miss Kristen just 'went' with it and Sumana did 10 minutes on the treadmill! She left with 'jell-o' legs, but I sure was impressed! That was 4 times at 2:30 minutes! 2 minutes is the longest she's tried (post-op) at home. Way to go, girl!

1 comment:

  1. GREAT news about the Wii/Wii Fit!!! It is so much fun and so motivating that it ought to be easy to get her to do PT!!! :) I know I've seen it at Walmart, but that Gamestop place near Walmart might also have it. It used to be that you could get another controller when you purchased the Wii Play game. Wii Play is one of our family's favorite games. Silly stuff but kind of cute and fun!

    I can imagine shopping like that would NOT be fun! I hate shopping anyway, but that sounds like HARD work! Glad you were able to find some stuff! Can't wait to see the pictures of how tall she is again! :) Keep up the hard work, Sumana!!!!!!