(This isn't a great pic...I better get a good one at our last visit next week!)
In January of this year we started a 8 week intensive physical therapy treatment program locally with a new therapist. Izzy went twice a week and met with a great therapist named Trent. They got along wonderfully and Izzy made leaps and bounds in the 16 times we were there! Some might ask "Why so much PT?" Trent had a perfect analogy, which is this..."If you were training to run a marathon, you wouldn't just run twice a month and expect to do well. You would need to train multiple times a week. And with each time you would get better and better." It is the same thing with Izzy and walking. He is learning to run his own "marathon" of sorts. Walking with prosthetic legs at such a young age requires a ton or work. Izzy worked so hard and I am VERY proud of him. He went from not taking any independent steps (Meaning not using a walker or holing onto anything or anyone's hands), to taking 15 steps...35...70...100...300...and we stopped counting! While Izzy still prefers to use his walker (of which he has absolutely mastered) he can walk independently. Now he just needs more practice and to gain more confidence in his abilities.
(Izzy & Trent playing their own version of "Angry Birds")