Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Watch out! Once you time Sydney she always tries to beat her record! Today was no exception! Sydney walked 500 feet in 3 minutes, crushing her time yesterday of 4 minutes and 30 seconds! She can now walk as fast as the average walking person!

OT worked on standing and sitting from a low surface. They also discussed backpack strategy. How to get it on and off a wheelchair, and what to do with your books if you are walking with a cane (we want to try a rolling laptop case, but didn't have one with us).

In the afternoon Kristen took Sydney outside and had her walk over wood chips, rocks, up and down curbs, and across inclines and declines. She walked for over 20 minutes with only 1 rest! After this endurance marathon she was totally wiped out! She slept for almost 3 hours – totally knocked out!

By the way, we sure have fun asking Sydney to wiggle the toes on her right foot for us! Such a thrill!

Thank you for your love, prayers and support!

3 comments:

SherylA said...

Dear Sydney & Family,

I have been gone since Wednesday with no internet access and it's been frustrating not to be able to keep up on Sydney's journey. I'm just so surprised (well, no not really, thrilled is a better word) about all the progress that has been made in the last few days and am soooo excited for you all!! You continue to be in our prayers and we're just so thankful for all the miracles! Keep up the good work! Sydney, you are one tough chickie!!

Love,

Sherry and the rest of the Arnolds

Anonymous said...

Spectacular!

Mary Bonham said...

That "spectacular" remark was from me. I pressed the wrong button, I guess.