January 29, 2013

Snow Tubing

Last Monday we took the family up to Boone for some snow tubing. When we told Kelsey we were going tubing, we had to show her a picture. The only tubing she had ever done before was on a river. She wasn't sure about tubing in the cold water! Garren had mentioned several times that we should go. So we headed up to the mountains to give it a try.

The challenge would be transporting Garren from place to place in the snow and ice. We were able to let him sit in the tube while Nancy and I dragged him along through the snow. The bigger challenge was transporting Garren back to the top of the run! There is a moving sidewalk, about 12 inches wide, that you stand on to ride back up the mountain. Since Garren cannot stand on his own, I had to help him. Together, we stepped onto the moving conveyor, and managed to stay upright for the ride up. Only one time did we almost fall off. A huge gust of wind came out of nowhere, and we nearly fell over! Nancy had to follow along with all three of our tubes in tow. It was quite a sight!

After about an hour, the older two kids were done. It was cold and the wind was picking up. Kelsey and I ended up going back out for about another 30 minutes. It was a ton of fun!

Garren has been faithfully walking and working out in our new workout room. Today he walked for 39 minutes, for a total of 0.7 miles. He has really progressed quite a bit in the last 3 weeks. Tomorrow we are meeting with a personal trainer to see if this will be a good fit for Garren. If it works out, Garren will go train with him 2 times a week, while I continue to walk with him 5 days a week.

Still no changes with swallowing. We continue to pray.


Brenda Fischer said...

The Fischers and our friends at Fairfield Christian Academy in Ohio are continuing to lift you guys up in prayer. Thanks for the updates!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing..always in my prayers!