This week started out ROUGH!
Cliff was not wanting to bear any weight on his right leg and would not straighten it out! He refused to even look at his walker and would pitch a fit when I tried to put his braces on him.
I was starting to panic and even had a complete break down one time because I started to question if we did the right thing.
Well, this only lasted a few days and by Tuesday, Cliff was doing this:
I took him to The Therapy Place on Tuesday for his last day of The Bridges Program and after being there for 6 hours and having an AWESOME hour of PT, I walked in to pick him up and he was WALKING in his walker!
Everyday, Cliff has been getting stronger and faster!
He is getting heel strike with his left foot AND his right foot!
He is finally able to straighten his right leg completely and really swing his leg out to take a proper step!
In the video, you can see how Cliff’s left foot turns in a little.
This is because of muscle weakness, but he is learning to correct it on his own!
We are so proud of Cliff and all that he has accomplished in just two short weeks!
The rest of this week has been magical for Cliff!
He is doing things that may seem so small to many people,
but are HUGE for him!
He is walking with FLAT FEET and gets tickled with himself with every step he takes!
He will stop, giggle and say “Look, Mama! I am walking with FLAT feet!”
He says his legs are feeling MUCH better but are still a “tiny bit sore!”
And he is asking to walk pretty much everywhere!
He is such a brave, strong little boy and we are so blessed that God allowed us to be his parents!
Cliff is such a blessing to us and is our daily reminder of God’s love.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.