He really is a warrior!! Even warriors struggle in battle. But they KEEP FIGHTING. And Dylan has never stopped fighting. Even when he was really struggling, you could see the determination in his eyes and the fight in his spirit. I admire him so much!
He really is doing so great now. He's back to running and jumping and riding his bike (before it started snowing) and just being the active kid that he is. His leg is getting stronger and stronger, but it still tires quicker than it did before. We were able to go to Disneyland for the boys' birthdays last month and we were really impressed with how much he wanted and insisted on walking around. He walked most of the day and kept refusing to get in the stroller. He's feisty...but in a good way! :)
Here are some recent pics from the last few months.
Dylan rocked our 4th of July Parade with our church in his awesome red, white and blue wheelchair.
Hopping through sprinklers
Getting fitted for his new leg, 2 months post surgery. We can't thank our prosthetist enough for everything he does for Dylan!!
First time walking post surgery with his temporary leg. There were tears. But he tried and tried and tried again.
Getting his official leg. He had his temporary leg for a couple weeks, so he was used to walking on it by this point and was excited to get his official leg. And check out the type of shoes he has on!! FLIP FLOPS!! His new foot has a split toe so he gets to wear flip flops for the first time!!! He is SO excited!! The things that excite an amputee. :) He wore flip flops EVERY day for as long as he possibly could.
Back on his bike!! He was riding his bike before he could even walk again. :)
Swim lessons. He did great!!
First day of Preschool!!! He was SO excited!!
Hanging out with Jack, who also has Fibular Hemimelia. Cute boys!
Showing off their legs.
Playing at a splash pad.
He insisted on climbing the rock wall and totally nailed it!
Presenting a plaque to Dairy Queen from Children's Miracle Network for their help in raising money for Children's Hospitals.
Handsome boys! Matchy, matchy!
Dylan turned 4!
He wants to be a doctor when he grows up, so we got him a little doctor set to play with. :)
We went to Disneyland for the boys' birthdays.
After Disneyland we got them changed into their jammies so they could fall asleep on the way home. Apparently we took his leg off and pants off all in one sweep. Once we got home, I threw everything on the bed and seeing pants with the leg still in it made me jump a little. haha. Not something you see everyday. :)
Walking with Great Papa Jack while visiting California.
Enjoying some snow back at home.
Love this boy!