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


He looked at his new right leg, grabbed the foot a few times and then looked at his left leg, then back at the right. Processing. 


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!


§ 3 Responses to Another Fitting and a Trial Run

  • Sharon McLaughlin says:

    Wow! Just went through Sawyer’s year of life. What a handsome (I would prefer beautiful) Child!! He also has some amazing parents & family. Thanks for allowing me to share your updates & to support him in my prayers.

  • lisa jetton says:

    That is just too cool, he doesn’t even have to wait till he is 18 to get his first tattoo. You rock all the other kids are gonna be soooo jealous, all the girls are gonna be chasing you, run run run. You are too adorable.

  • Liz says:

    How odd it must feel to him now and to see a foot at the end of his leg, will take some getting us to for sure. keep up the good work

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