Those were one of the directions from Dr. Standard the other day. In the pool Henry would more comfortably kick his leg, providing a natural physical therapy. In fact, had we stayed in Baltimore for his 12 weeks of physical therapy, pool therapy would be a part of it.
So, we were all excited to go swimming (It was 88, and we spent 2 hours in the sun playing/watching soccer this morning.). Henry most of all! He had not been so sure of the bathtub, being even more afraid of slipping. But the pool? Henry couldn't wait to get his suit on.
Henry was happy to sit with Grandpa, squirt all of us, and work on kicking his legs. It didn't take long, and he was swimming around in an inner tube and balancing himself in the shallow end. In the end, he was so comfortable that he walked away without his turtle shell, even sat in the car. Sitting is also a stretching exercise, bending his new hip in a way that it hasn't yet.
|Henry and Grandpa Go-Go getting comfortable in the water.|
|Henry's brothers are there for him and with him every step of the way.|
|Walking without his turtle shell. It was slow, small steps at first, but he was soon racing to the car.|
|Sitting tall, sitting proud.|
I would have more pictures from the pool, but I was too busy enjoying the water with all of my boys.