Nothing is as important to a good life, arguably, than our health and yet we so often take it for granted. Raising a young daughter who deals with her health condition DAILY (cystic fibrosis), with such grace, strength and resilience is an incredible lesson for all of us who live with her.
She has gone through various phases of resistance to treatment. As a busy young girl Madison did NOT want to stop her activities and do her physio twice a day for an hour each time, not surprising, how many young kids would? Luckily I could do “clapping” physiotherapy on her chest when she was younger.
Today, at the tender young age of 18-years-old, not only am I incredibly grateful for my girl and her great health, but so is SHE. I suppose it’s part of her “maturation” and growing up, mixed with a change of lifestyle, she has just in the past month come to a full appreciation and realization that her health is paramount and something she NEEDS to take full responsibility for, in order to live out all her great big wild ambitions and dreams.
For years, Madison has used a nebulizer machine before her physiotherapy to inhale a saline solution, and on occasions she has had to use the machine to inhale medications. The nebulizers she has used over the years are LARGE, LOUD and SLOW. Fortunately last month, we were able to SERIOUSLY upgrade her machine to the new and improved European model that is finally available in Canada – at a ticket price of $1,500 (No additional health coverage!).
It’s amazing to see how much more effective this is, and as a result, how much MORE she actually does her physiotherapy. It’s gone from an arduous hour a day-twice a day, to about 20 minutes she now does 3 times a day, throughout the day. It is incredibly important that as she grows older and her life and responsibilities increase, she has an easy to implement and easy to travel with system to keep her body and lungs healthy!
So today, I am beyond grateful for our new Pari-nebeulizer and for Madison’s beautiful health!!! It really and truly is the little things that are the BIGGEST things isn’t it!!!
Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!
Decide that you are going to live your most amazing life by design.
With love and gratitude,
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