Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Hot Swimming Mess

Mira had her first swimming experience in the pool in years today and to say she was excited is an understatement. The second she was in the pool, all arms and legs were going haywire, splashing up a storm for the first few minutes. She eventually toned it down, but at first, she was very excited to be in the water. When Mira was much smaller and easier to handle, she had aqua therapy every week, in addition to visiting the pool every so often in the summer. Over the past few years, it has become increasingly difficult to get her in the water, as she is 75 pounds and very tall. The therapy she is getting over the next five weeks is fairly short, but we hope to get her into some weekly classes, pending how this session works out. Each session now lasts an hour and either Sarah or I has to be in the pool with her the entire time.

After all of the excitement in the water today, Mira took a sizable nap and then became very agitated and irritable. She woke up, drank at least 4 or 5 bottles over a 45 minute span, then cried through dinner, drank 2 more bottles and continued to cry until she was back in her bed. She was not happy anywhere but laying down, so she went to bed early and crashed hard. An exciting, hot mess of a day that completely wore Sarah out too.

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