Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Special Exposure Wednesday

Baby's first steps!!! When Ronnie joined our family almost 7 months ago, he came with a walker and a wheelchair. He didn't have the strength in his legs to stand though.

First his physical therapist tried traditional AFOs (ankle foot orthotics), but they still did not provide enough support for his hips and legs.

The solution was to order full braces, which we picked up last week. And tonight at therapy, he took his first steps!!

The braces and the walker still need a few adjustments, but I predict my handsome boy will be dancing the night away at the school dances this year!



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10 comments:

Queenbuv3 said...

Yay!!

Mel Fraase said...

Woohoo! Look at that!!

The Henrys said...

That's amazing! You'll have to share the pictures of him dancing!

MMC said...

That's great!
But I can't believe that Ronnie has been with you for 7 months. Seems like just a blink ago that you introduced him to us.

Dalya said...

wooo hooo!! you go Ronnie!! We believe in you!!! *joins in in passing along good vibes* you must be so proud!!! But even though he's a big boy, he'll probably sleep well tonight!!! yay!!!

*shoves hands in air and shakes back and forth*

deafDalya

Johnna said...

I know you are proud! Go, Ronnie!

Azaera said...

Skyler just took his first steps too! WTG RONNIE!!!!! I think Ronnie deserves a nice piece of cake or a pair of new basketball shoes or something.

AZ Chapman said...

the walker looks cool

Alison said...

WOW - what an awesome moment!! Thanks or sharing it with us.

Just Writing said...

Woot! Go Ronnie go! Can't wait for the school dance pictures, :)