On vacation we were able to get Ian into the lake without much difficulty, though I thought it would be harder. Getting him out wasn't easy. When we were preparing to get him in the water, I asked that the whole extended family be available to help, but we really didn't need that much help. His uncle Dan and I carried him in with his brothers spotting. I put a life vest on him, and I had attached a handrail to the dock so he could hang onto it. Everyone huddled around him in the water, but it seemed we didn't really need to do that either. After a while I left him floating with Larissa in the water.
I think he enjoyed it. Swimming in that lake has been a regular activity on vacation, so I'm sure it brought back memories. The only down side was that we didn't quite prepare for the sun. He had to wear a fishing hat to keep the sun off of him. Poor Ian!
Thank you for your kindness in thinking of Ian and praying for him.