This Is What Life Is All About!!!
Look who got his walker! He absolutely loves it! I am able to hook his backpack, that holds his feedings, onto the back of the walker and he is able to go around by himself. This is the first time since September Carter has been able to go anywhere by himself! He is so proud!
It got delivered around 8p.m. so of course it was dark. However, that did not stop Carter. As soon as Brandon put it together, he was outside walking…in the DARK. Unfortunately, our house is not handicap accessible so he has to walk outside with it. I don’t think Carter minds because he is just so happy to walk by himself. I have to admit Brandon and I were both a little hesitant to let him have a walker. We were both afraid that he would become reliant on it and never learn to walk on his own. When we went to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, they brought in a walker for him and he took to it right away and did great with it. Once we saw how much leg strength he was gaining and how happy it made him, we knew he had to have one.
I do not think that putting a walker together for your child is ever anything you expect to have to do. I thought that I would feel sad watching Carter walk with the walker. Instead I feel such pride and joy knowing how happy it makes him and how much he has overcome to get to this point. Just 6 months ago Carter could hardly hold your hand and stand. Now he is walking by himself with a walker! We serve a mighty God! I will let the pictures write the rest of this post. ENJOY!
I have to admit this. I am a Nurse NOT a physical therapist. I had Carter walking the wrong way for the entire first day. After reading the booklet that came with the walker I became informed that he should hold the red handles and he should stand straight up when walking. Walking like he is in this picture will teach him to walk hunched over not standing up straight. OOPS!
Look Daddy! I have a new walker!
These are the moments you live for!