2012-04-27 13:32:22 by Megs Pollock, Patient Family, as posted on the inside.akronchildrens.org blog.
We're happy to have a great report with Jordan’s progress using his lower extremities. I’m blown away by both little and big steps that he is making. Today, our physical therapist was so impressed with how much strength he’s gained in just the two weeks she saw him last.
Jordan has been wearing his super boots for about 30 minutes a day. This is our home therapy time. It’s a time that we take as a family to get down and dirty. OK, well not dirty, but boy do we have fun.
The day after Jordan received his super boots I decided to put some toys up on our coffee table to see if I could get him to stand to play. This little peanut not only pulled himself up to stand at the table, but he stayed there for a good couple of minutes before he needed to sit to have a break. Pulled himself to stand…Wow!
It almost felt like he’d been thinking, “Come on, mom, did you think I couldn’t do it? Watch what else I can do.”
It was also the day that Jordan decided to become mobile. I’m not saying crawling and walking yet, rolling across the floor. We usually sit him by his play gym with a boppy pillow around him to prevent a head bonkin. This time he seemed to say, “Are you kidding? I want that toy over there.” And off he went. He lowered himself to the floor, not as graceful as we would have liked, but he proceeded to roll under the coffee table. Amazing!
We contribute his success during the past few weeks to several factors - Brian, the creator of his super boots; the super boots themselves; Sandy, his physical therapist who pushes him to new heights; creative ideas from his mommy and daddy; his Heavenly Father who knows no limits; and Jordan, whose will is stronger than his body.
Today at therapy, he didn’t want to stop standing at his table. His poor little legs were so weak, but every time he took a break, he wanted to stand right back up to play. He is not lacking in determination. He gets what he is going for. Sometimes I wonder if he’s related to Inspector Gadget. Right when we think something is out of reach, he somehow has it right where he wants it, and boom, he’s got it.
Watch out world we’ve got our own little super peanut on our hands!
Read more about Megs’ and Randy’s journey of raising a child with spina bifida through her blog, Labor of Love.
(8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
What to expect when coming to Akron Children's
For healthcare providers and nurses
Residency & Fellowships, Medical Students, Nursing and Allied Health
For prospective employees and career-seekers
Our online community that provides inspirational stories and helpful information.