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I am the Momma of 8 children. Seven here on earth and 1 precious little Angel in Heaven. My children range in age from 2 months to 25 years. My 6 year old was born with a laundry list of complex medical conditions. He has Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), a rare brain malformation, which resulted from a mutation of the PAX-6 gene, bilateral anophthalmia, which means that he was born without any eyes, so he is totally blind. At the age of 2 1/2 months old he had to have a tracheostomy to help aid in his breathing. He is hearing impaired, with normal hearing in his left ear and has profound deafness in his right. At 3 1/2 years he had surgery to have a Mic-Key button placed in his stomach (feeding Tube), which is mainly used to give him his medications. He also has insulin dependant diabetes and wears an insulin pump, which gives him a continuous dose of insulin. Even with his many dis"abilities," including being globally developmentally delayed, he has accomplished more than anyone would have ever believed that he could. Join us in our journey living with a Dis"Abled" child....

Friday, September 17, 2010

Swinging

It doesn't seem that long ago when Timmy hated to be outside if there was a breeze blowing. Now he loves to be outside and have the wind blow in his face and ruffle his hair. Just about every time now when we take him outside to swing if the wind isn't blowing Timmy will call the wind, woo-woo. If the wind should happen to blow after he has called it, Timmy will laugh hysterically and continue to call the wind once it has ceased in hopes that it will start blowing once again.


We purchased this swing almost a year ago for Timmy, so that he could enjoy some vestibular stimulation. My dad (PaPa) was able to build a swing frame this past Spring, which would support the swing. And allow the swing to be able to move like we wanted. Timmy and Emily love the combination of the spinning and swinging motion of the swing while being swung.

The swings max weight limit is 176lbs. The swing basket is large enough for Emily to lay in while swinging.

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1 comment:

Bunny said...

I love your swing. May I ask, where did you purchase it from?

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