We went to the Gait Lab again last week. Dylan did awesome and wasn't scared at all this time. He let them put the reflective balls on his feet, weigh him, and then walked up and down the red runway like a champ. I think he likes the Gait Lab because everyone is SO nice, plus he gets a new toy every time. :) Today he chose a stuffed spider (of all things!) and Kaden got to choose a new Hot Wheels (which he is obsessed with!). Here are some videos and pictures from our visit at the Gait Lab. We look forward to getting the newest report on his gait. They are so interesting to read!
We read online today that the hospital we go to is in the top 10 in the nation for orthopedics. We feel very blessed to be getting Dylan's care there!
Dylan is a happy, smiley, easy going, energetic baby boy. We LOVE having him in our family! Dylan was born with a condition called Fibular Hemimelia and Congenital Short Femur. Like Nemo in Finding Nemo, Dylan was born with a "lucky" leg. It's been an emotional roller coaster, but we know without a doubt that Dylan will be JUST fine. All we need to do is "just keep swimming" through this journey we've been given. As a family we will get through this. Dylan...he will conquer this!
This is a blog following Dylan's leg journey. Dylan had a below knee boyd amputation in January 2012. We knew this was the best route to ensure that Dylan has a fulfilling, active, joyful life. Join us in this journey!
We hope to be able to connect with other families who are going through the same things as we are. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read how we first found out about Dylan's leg condition HERE.