A little progress

March 31, 2007 at 11:21 pm

Nate has been in PT steady since 2 mos ago and not much was happening until about a week ago. All of a sudden his lower legs are starting to change shape and get stronger. His therapist noticed and so did I last time he was there.
I think it took nate by surprise though.
He is very sore every time we go now and that is also new. He was not sore before. I think it may be because he was not getting any real muscle action until now.
His feet are still numb though, making it a little hard to walk and he still does not have his AFO.
He will be getting fitted with it next thursday morning at 9a.m., then off to PT at 10:00.
We are both anxious and so is his therapist to see how he does walking with it.
His brother and I have both been talking to him about trying new things lately.
He shaved standing up the other day. That was new.
He just leaned into the counter and held the wall grab bar I put next to the shower. He stood for about 5 minutes doing that.
He is also trying other low sitting things now and able to get up again using grab bars that clamp on the tub, and the bathroom counter.
These might be little things to some, but not for him. They are great feats.
I’m so happy to see him getting past obstacles now. Its also making him feel good to be able to do closer to normal things now, even if they’re small.
As far as him taking the trip with his bro Ben, I thought I would be nervous but I’m not. I feel good about it.
My husband and I went to a drive thru nursery to buy flowers, then we went to Home Depot, then we went out and got some dinner. It was really nice.
Trudy, Natesmom