July 17, 2008
Wow what a beautiful day!! Shira had her power chair delivered today. We still have a couple of things to do on the chair but for the most part it is done. For all you newer SMA patients out there many of our kids can better manage their secretions as they get older. As I mentioned yesterday Shira has been using her standard every day now. The positioning in the chair is quite a bit different so it will take some time for Shira get used to the chair but once she gets the hang of it I know she will be begging to get in the chair often. Right now our local senior mens baseball league is in playoff mode. Shira and I went to a game tonight. Shira absolutely loves baseball. Baseball is an amazing sport. After watching a couple of innings you feel like you have been transported to a different time. Baseball flows very differently than contact sports. Most of the time the ball is driven low and hard and caught for an out or popped up for an easier out. Every once in a while plays take great skill, agility and strength. Shira has really connects to baseballs flow and mellowness. I’ll never be able to watch a game again without it reminding me of my daughter. I almost forgot. Sam and Maxine brought home a kitten from the pound today. The cutest little male cat with smooth fur mixed with spiny fur. The cat has black stripes and looks similar to our cat Lila. I’ll post a photo soon. Sam picked out the cat. We let Sam pick the animals as he seems to possess an uncanny ability to choose animals with great dispositions. That was our day: Blue skies, baseball, our new power chair, and the new addition to our family.