Thursday, July 31, 2008

Guess What we did yesterday!!!

Yes, a last year we did a post about how we have decided not to let Ellie swim. But.. now she is two and that central line is not going anywhere any time soon. So, let the girl swim! Yesterday we loaded up and when to my sister's house for a short swim.
It was not a decision that we came to easily. We have been debating the idea for about two months. We have let her wade in the ocean but we were still very careful that her central line never got wet. When I was at Oley last month, I was asking everyone and anyone that that had a central line what they did when they swim. And I got pretty much the same answer. Cover everything as best as you can, and then change the dressing and cap when you are done.

She never really swam but she did leave the steps and walk around with us. Next time we will do it during the hottest part of the day and bring lots and lots of toys.

We also checked with Children's before we attempted this, and they ok'ed it. With the right precautions for her line, she is allowed to swim in clean ocean water and in a private pool that we know the owner of, so we know that water is clean. My sister's pool fits that bill and Ellie had a blast, so we will be back.


Stephany said...

and it looks like she loved every minute of it!

Anonymous said...

That is such exciting news! Good for her, and for all of you. Can't wait to see her splashin'.

Susi said...

Madison and Camden are having an extended visit at Camp 2 Loons. Dad and Mom are both working and Dad is finishing up a summer course at the university. I just pulled up the blog and Madison says very excitedly "That's my friend and there's her mom Abby!" Camden is saying his first "real" word. . .it is "Up!!" very clearly and then he lifts both arms. So funny. He has finally made it onto the growth chart. Madison particularly liked seeing Ellie jumping in puddles. That happens to be a favorite thing for her as well. Happy splashing and swimming!