Friday, August 3, 2012

New Leg - Leg #2

Dylan got his second leg today! 7 months post surgery and we are already on leg number two!! He's a growing boy!

This picture of Dylan is to die for!! He kept walking around all morning saying, "New leg, new leg!". He was pretty excited!

It was a basic, try the new leg on, make some slight adjustments, let him walk around for a bit to see how he walks and how his stump looks after walking, etc. He did great! No tears. He was too excited about his "new leg"!! This new suspension is a silicone liner with a pin at the bottom of the liner that snaps into the leg socket and then it has a button that you press to release the pin when you need to take the leg. So this should mean no more leg randomly falling off! We learned how to get the liner on and how to get the leg snapped on and off. Hopefully we'll get the hang of it quickly. I'm sure Dylan will have it down in no time. :)

Some pictures and videos from the appointment. 

At one point while he was walking the halls, that guy that is walking around in the background of the first video walked out of his office and Dylan was right there. Dylan looked up at him, lifted his new leg to show the guy and said, "New leg!" He is so proud of his new leg. It's so cute!

Kaden keeping entertained at the appointment. :)

The foot looks much more realistic than the last one (with actual little toes/toenails), although the color is clearly still way off from Dylan's skin color. That will probably be something we can mess with as he gets older and there are more options to get one that better matches his skin tone. This foot is also more flexible than the last foot, which is great! That little white circle is the release button.

Checking out his new leg and foot at home. And a cute video of him cruising (please excuse the whiny 3 year old...he didn't want to take a nap, even though he clearly needed one. haha) :)

And some cute pictures we took with our phones of him showing off his new leg. Such a happy boy!


  1. Wow...what a difference a few months has made. He is really all over the place now. So exciting.

  2. Wow! this is great! my favorite is the 2nd video where he is helping the dr put on the new leg. :) both your boys are so cute

  3. I came across your blog randomly and just wanted to say what a blessing it is. I was so excited to see Oscar Pistorius compete at the Olympics and happened to remember this blog, came back to visit it and again was blessed by your posts. Blessings to you and your family, what an amazing journey you have been on. The video of Dylan walking down the hallway made me tear up. Thank you!

  4. Oh. My. Goodness. I'm dying of cuteness over here. I stumbled across your blog from Make It Love It.

    Dylan is a champ! How far apart are your boys? I have two boys as well, Jack and Jonah, and they are 22 months apart and goofy as ever (:

    1. Aw thanks so much! My boys are 2 years apart, almost to the day. It's a lot of fun!

  5. I just ran into your blog via Make It and Love it! Your sons story is amazing, what a little go getter! Excited to keep up on his journey. P.s. my little guy wears that exact same outfit!! Good style!

  6. Hola, soy de México y por la página de Make it and love it conocí la historia de su hijo y quiero decirles que estoy impresionada por como lo han manejado y cómo lo enfrenta su hijo, adoro a su hijo y deseo que tenga una vida plena y felíz. Yo también son mamá, tengo una hija de 1 año y 6 meses y cada vez que veo a su hijo veo a mi hija y me conmueve el corazón. Felicidades a Dylan por los padres maravillos que le tocaron. Les envío mi afecto y admiración a los 3. Raquel