Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New legs...part 1

On Tuesday February 2nd we received Israel's first pair of legs! As you can imagine, we were overjoyed with excitement and we took a new "step" (Pun intended!) in Israel's journey. We arrived early and could hardly contain our joy. We met with the Prosthetist and she showed us his legs. She then placed them on him and taught us everything we needed to know about them, wearing times etc.

And then, for the first time ever, we were able to stand Israel up! It was a very proud moment for Jon and I!

Israel on the other hand, was much less excited then we were. In fact, he wanted nothing much to do with standing or with these new legs. To him, they were long and awkward and probably didn't feel very comfortable.

Despite his protest to them, we kept them on him and we were able to occupy him with toys and things to get his mind off of his legs.

After a while the prosthetist took them off and checked his skin to make sure they weren't rubbing weird or anything. All looked good. So we set off for home, with new legs in tow...to embark on a new step in Israel's journey.

(Stay tuned...more parts to this story to come in later posts)

3 comments:

littlecbsmom said...

What a fantastic moment! He looks so different and tall! I hope it is going well with them and I can't wait to see more! How exciting!

Jesse, Shari , and Hank said...

Becca that is so exciting! He is such a little man now, he is SOOO adorable! :)
love u guys!
shari and fam

Bethany Butler's Family said...

This is so amazing! YEAH for Israel! Good work you guys! Keep it up!