Showing posts with label forearm crutches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forearm crutches. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Caleb's forearm crutches

I mentioned awhile back that Caleb's school ordered him some forearm crutches to try, well here they are!  He tried them for the first time at school today.  I wasn't there so I didn't get to see him but his wonderful teacher took a couple of pictures.  Thank you Ms. Kim!  I'm not sure how he did with them since it was his very first time to try them but boy he sure looks good!

I would like to point out that when we were at Spina Bifida clinic a few weeks ago, I told the physical therapist that Caleb was getting forearm crutches from his school.  She looked at me and told me that he wouldn't be able to do it, so I shouldn't get my hopes up.  I've learned to take what this particular PT says with a grain of salt because she is the same PT that fought me when I wanted to get him braces at 2 years old.  She told me that he wouldn't be able to do it and he proved her wrong.  I believe that Caleb is about to prove her wrong again!

I'm sure these forearm crutches will be difficult for him but how do we know what he can do if we don't try?  I just want to give him as many means of mobility as possible.  This is one amazing kid. 
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