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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

One small step ...

December 27th 2010 is the date Leo took his first unaided steps, Just 6 steps and the boy is now mobile. His smile was as wide as the Atlantic Ocean we crossed only three weeks ago. Dr Park promised us Leo would walk unaided within the year he just didn't say it would be THIS year.

 Less than a month ago Leo was struggling to just stand upright properly and now he is starting to strut his stuff. He hasn't stopped since then and continues to stride out chanting his mantra from Dr P 'walk walk walk walk' the smile hasn't shrunk in fact if possible its grown wider and wider. He is still wearing his knee high splints and will for the next few weeks but its only a matter of time before they are replaced by the smaller ankle splints and in time just to the insoles. At night Leo is wearing full leg abductors and night splints too, The night time kit will remain in place for the foreseeable future, In fact the ankles on the night splints adjust to increase his range even more. The next issue we have is to set up his physio care in the new year to supplement the physio Jo is doing with him three times a day at the moment. Leos progress is determined by the next few months so please if you see Leo remind him to walk walk walk walk....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
Saw the write up in the ET this week and we are delighted to see that Leo is getting on brilliantly. Well done to you all, and keep up the good work Leo!
Adrian & Jo Paice (Daniel's parents).