Well. We are officially 2 weeks post-surgery! Woohoo! That means that the dressing came off today FOR GOOD. It also means that he can go in the water...yippee! Finally a bath! And the pool!
First off, I want to show you more video of Ben working with Stephanie this morning. Again, she was ready for him when we arrived and had a fun "Dinosaur Hunt" all set up for him. (You will likely notice that he's once again in his pajamas. Ben and I have agreed to take turns. So he gets to wear his pajamas one day and the next day he will wear clothes. A fair compromise, I guess.)
I just love seeing his legs so straight. Really. It's amazing to me.
After the dinosaur hunt, we headed back inot the gym for another beanbag game. In order to get a beanbag to throw, Ben had to stand up with his canes and then sit back down. Here he is doing it ALL BY HIMSELF!
In the afternoon session, Ben got to go in the pool! He was a bit apprehensive (I think anything new after this surgery worries him a bit), but of course, Stephanie was ready and had a fun game of "Spray the dinosaurs with the squirt gun" all ready for him.
One of the rules of the pool is: you can splash all you want but ONLY with your legs! Here is Ben trying that out:
(If you want to see more videos of Ben, you can check them out on youtube. Just search for me "caryanne07".)
Otherwise, the rest of the day was pretty par for the course. He did his stander time no problem. Spent some time in the playroom. And rode his bike a bit. That's the harder one to fit in to his day. He likes it, but it takes a lot of energy and I don't like to use up his energy before his PT sessions.