YEAH MAMA - LOOK AT ME!!!
I first wrote about Aaron's biking woes...HERE. We have refused to admit defeat and are determined to get our little guy 'on the road'. So we put training wheels on his no-pedal bike since he couldn't hold it up with his hands AND walk his feet. The training wheels have allowed him to get the bike moving at a snail's pace, but inclines are a big challenge. Aaron is quite proud of his efforts but the bike saga continues.... Plan C is coming soon. We have a wonderful new friend from Richmond who is helping us figure all of this out...
We are SO GRATEFUL for all the people who have e-mailed and commented about Aaron and his bike. It is so precious to us how many people care about our little fugitive and want to see him succeed.
Tomorrow Aaron and I are off for another round at Shriner's in Philly. We are seeing both of his Dr's tomorrow. He will get his braces checked and then we will begin to address the challenge of Aaron's arms and hands. We have no idea what the process will involve in regards to his upper extremities. I guess we will learn as we go! For those who wondered about the pictures of Aaron with the hand braces on, he wears them while he sleeps but to prevent skin-breakdown, we had to break him into wearing them, so at first he wore them during the day, increasing the hours as we went. Most likely he will eventually be wearing them all the time, just as he does the leg braces.
Despite so many strikes against him - Aaron has a love for life and a gratefulness that is downright humbling. He is most definitely my diamond in the rough.