November 3, 2009

Bye bye wagon

Today Whitney was fitted for an amtryke. It is a tricycle designed for children with varying disabilities. The bike we have ordered is a hand/foot crank model. Two main purposes of the tryke are to improve mobility and coordination. One goal for Whitney will be to break her habit of moving her legs simultaneously when she crawls. We were able to take a test drive down the hallway and both of us were pretty excited. I can not wait till spring when both of the girls will be on their bikes.

I once again realized how thankful I am to be near to fantastic health care. We are blessed with so much.

CLC went very well last week. She did an excellent job. It is such a great feeling to be progressing forward. It became pretty depressing in the past year not to be able to help her learn. It felt like time was ticking and there was nothing to do about it. I just keep thanking God that the hip continues to develop and praying that God will continue to equip me to be the best teacher and cheerleader that I can be.


ErinM said...

That tricycle sounds awesome! I'm guessing that Whitney is going to love it so much that she will work very hard learning how to ride it. What a fun thing for her!

You are a great teacher and cheerleader, Susan!

Leigh and Andy said...

That tricycle sounds amazing!! I can't wait to see whitney on it!! :)

Cassie said...

Caleb got and amtryke last December and he loves it. It is wonderful!

Amanda said...

I can't wait to see your girls this weekend! Is the tryke allowed in the house?? Hmm...maybe this is your second chance in life to be a cheerleader--those clinics we went to in middle school may pay off. And while it may not help Whitney, you'd probably get a smile and a few laughs if you donned the uniform. ;) I hope to see that Saturday, too.

Heidi Rupke said...

Matt, I stumbled on this page from the Margaret's Hope Chest page. We know Adam and Carin from way back. Your family is a beautiful one, and I enjoyed the little peak into your lives. Oh--my maiden name was Netz, if that helps to identify me in the dusty mind vault of long-ago. Best to you all.