Another Fitting and a Trial Run
August 16, 2012 § 3 Comments
This morning we had a very early appointment with Dan the prosthetic’s guy at Shriner’s.
He adjusted the cup part that will fit around Sawyer’s leg and then attached a foot to the bottom.
We waited about a half hour..
He didn’t seem to mind. Just hauled ass around the room a bunch and then ate some snacks.
When he finally tried it on.. he was pissed…
The blurry picture tells you just how pissed he was.
After a minute we sat him down and he checked things out
Then he was pissed again..
He tried to crawl over to me at this point and it was pretty much like a cat with a rubber band on it’s foot or a dog with booties on. Nope, wasn’t funny at all 😉
Then he was curious again,
Needless to say, it’s going to take a little bit for him to get used to it.
The screw removal surgery is on August 22nd. While that is going on we will go over to Prosthetics and pick up his permanent leg. Can’t wait for you all to see that one!
The foot according to Dan, will be a newer better looking one. The leg portion will be a light blue fabric with little dark blue stars on it. Starting out right with a full leg tat 😉
His response to the leg is completely normal he said. I honestly had no idea what to expect. Dan said some kids will take the leg or arm off and throw it and then every time they see it they will cry.
Once we get it home we will have Sawyer play with it and become familiar with it and then he will start to depend on it, like he should.
Until next time!