Sitting and Sprinting - Aria MacDonald

Sitting and Sprinting

Aria did really well today with her exercises.

They have her building her strength up so she can hopefully get off the ventilator at some stage. The exercises stopped for a little bit while she was in her distressed state of last week but now they are back in full effect now she is calmer and happier. So each day she is having two sets of exercises. First there are her sprints, which is where she initiates breaths all on her own rather than having the machine help her. Secondly there is sitting her up with her legs dangling off the edge of the bed to build her supporting muscles and to help clear out the fluid in and around her lungs.

She doesn’t particularly love the sitting up part but she does really well with her sprints. Today she was even sitting up while sprinting and powered through it, well done Aria!!

In other Aria news, her temperature is under control and doesn’t seem to be spiking so much, her heart rate is down around 100 which is really good and her white blood cell count is slowly dropping.

All in all she is better than last week and doing pretty solidly.

Thanks for stopping by.

27 Responses to “Sitting and Sprinting”

  1. Rebecca Breen says:

    That’s awesome to hear. Go Bubble, GOOOOOOO! xxx

  2. fiona says:

    sounds very promising- well done all

  3. Lisa Robertson says:

    Fantastic news… Aria, you are amazing! Love to you all. Lis x

  4. Christine says:

    Woo hoo! Well done Aria! Such an amazing survival spirit. Very inspiring. Keep it up, little chick! :D

  5. Carolyn Robinson says:

    Wonderful news. Go Aria and keep up the good work Mum and Dad. You guys are so strong. I’ll continue to pray for you all.

  6. Martha says:

    Great news!

  7. Ali/nerdygirl says:

    Love you xxx

  8. Lyaine Munro says:

    Go Aria go, It must be a huge relief to you to have her doing so well. God is with each and every step of the way. praying for you all.

  9. Bill Cockrell says:

    Thats good news to hear :) Go Aria !!! Blessings to you all !!!

  10. Shirley says:

    What a wee trooper! Good on ya Aria. Well done Mum and Dad and Asher too! X

  11. Natalie and Cody says:

    go Aria – slow but steady and all good :-)

  12. jen says:

    wtg :)

    onwards and upwards
    day by day
    week by week
    God is the greatest :)

  13. Jeannie Overall says:

    that sounds great hamish-and we hope you and anite are feeling better too-what a little marathoner aria is! i pray that this next week will be an easier one for you all and that lovely people bless you with their kindnesses-jeannie

  14. Judy Palmer says:

    What great progress. Onward and upward Aria.God certainly has His healing hand on you. Praying that this continues.

  15. Yvonne says:

    our God is an Awesome God!!! thank you for keeping us updated !! much appreciated!! I keep our church members updated weekly!! know that you are still in our prayers!!

    lots of love

  16. Aunty Megan says:

    Sitting and Sprinting at the same time! Way to go Aria! You’re so awesome. Love you xx

  17. Belinda - LF says:

    What a great update, thanks Hamish, and I do hope Anita feels a bit better today.
    Prayers to all of you.

  18. Jen Cato says:

    Yay! Gooooo ARIA! :P So sorry I haven’t been commenting lately. I’ve been able to keep reading and she’s always in our prayers and on the prayers list at church, we’ve just been really busy with things. We haven’t given up on her and won’t whatsoever!!!! LOVE YOU GUYS! God Bless! Keep going! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! :D

  19. Lori Hollingsworth says:

    good news!!!! Way to go Aria!

  20. Whaea Rachel and Room 13 says:

    Hi Anita and Aria,

    We have been pleased to see Aria’s progress. We hope you gets better soon. It’s good news to see how far she has come in the last few weeks.
    Bye for now.
    Whaea Rachel and Room 13

  21. Christine MacDonald says:

    Way to Go Aria Sweetie, Well done, love youXX

  22. joyce says:

    So glad to see the progress. Keep up the good work.

  23. Tiffany Keller says:

    I am so happy that Aria is doing so well today! I pray that she will have more & more days like this (for her sake & for yours)! God Bless!

  24. Emma Abrahams says:

    Great news!

  25. angie says:

    SO good to hear!

  26. Jaclyn Smith says:

    Go you good thing! Aria you are such a clever girl – very very proud of you!

  27. Rolf and Helen says:

    What a trooper Aria is. Amazing – Well done wee girl. Chippie sends his bestest love too!!!!

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