Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Walkers - Full Circle
Bennett is still a long way from walking independently. However, he has made some really good progress in the last couple of weeks. He has been pulling to stand, crawling and climbing over obstacles and has even done a little (very little) cruising. You can definitely see he's getting the idea and is more motivated.
We got the walker from our physiotherapist a couple months ago. The idea at this point is to just get him used to it. He's liking it more and more and was bugging me this afternoon to go in it. I'm glad that he likes it. I have mixed feelings about it but mostly I don't mind. I see it as a tool that will help him learn to walk - not a reminder of his disability, and hopefully, one day we'll be able to send it back.
Above is a picture of me - about 7 months pregnant - sorry for the nightgown - that's all I wore because it's all I had. I couldn't get out of my house to go maternity clothes shopping. I did not have a good relationship with my own walker after the accident. The thing drove me crazy because of wheels that kept breaking and because it wouldn't fit through doors. I even threw it across the kitchen a few times. I was so happy to get rid of it - I never wanted to see another walker again. And yet, here we go - another damn walker in the house.
By the way, that is not me in the video below. It's Sarah - a wonderful young woman that we've hired to help with Bennett's physiotherapy. I think he's totally in love with her and will pretty much do anything she asks.