Thursday, May 31, 2012

Uh Oh...

Uh oh, lost something. Apparently swings make legs :)

We went to the park and Dylan LOVED the swings! However, mid swinging, all of a sudden his leg went flying off behind him. My husband and I had a good laugh over it. When we asked him where his leg was, he turned around and pointed to his leg.

Then I used his leg to push him and he thought that was SO funny!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our Full On Walker

Dylan finally is walking pretty much full time. He still crawls on and off, like when he's been walking for a long time and his leg seems to be bothering him, but he mostly walks. He's getting more and more stable and falling less and less, but he still falls quite a bit. However, he has such a determined little personality and will get back up over and over and over again. He's pretty amazing!

We've had some concerns about his leg and walking. The more he is walking the more we realize that his leg seems to give him some issues after a lot of walking. I don't know if this is normal and he just needs to work his way up to being able to walk more full time, or if he is having issues with his prosthesis or his knee or stump or what. It's very frustrating and sad at times when you can tell he is uncomfortable and limping really bad, but don't know exactly why. It's usually only after he's been walking for awhile. He also limps a little when you first put his leg on, like he needs to get used to it or something. There are just so many "what if's", I try not to stress, but I do. :) What if his knee is really bothering him, what if his leg isn't fitting him right, what if we are putting the leg on wrong (which is still always a worry, especially when he starts limping, is it not on perfectly?)??? His foot is pretty turned out, is it because of how his leg is just naturally turned out like that? Is this an issue that will need some physical therapy to correct or surgery or nothing? So many many worries still...

On top of leg stuff, Dylan is getting pretty much all of his teeth all at once, so he's been pretty miserable the last couple months. Which at times it's hard trying to figure out if it's teething that is causing him to be miserable or is his leg bothering him?

Overall, though, he really is doing SO good walking! He loves to walk and is getting more verbal about wanting me to put his leg on sooner in the mornings or after his nap so he can walk and does really well for quite awhile before he starts to limp and show signs of being uncomfortable. So maybe it is that he just needs to build up to being able to walk full time...who knows!?! Anyone who has gone through this....I'd love some feedback. THANKS!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Big Prayer Request

I have a big prayer request to ask of those who pray.

My cousin, Jason, was deployed to Afghanistan about two weeks ago and we just found out this morning he was riding in a truck when an IED went off. He is injured (listed as serious), but doing okay. We aren't exactly sure on the extent of his injuries. We know he has a concussion, his face was injured and his knee was injured...but the extent of each is unknown. He will require some surgeries, that much is known.

Please pray for Jason and his family...pray for thanks that he is alive and going to be okay and pray that he heals well and quickly and please pray that his family will be comforted during this time.

Thank you so much, my friends!