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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Big Week - Thursday

Just to finish off last week - on Thursday, we went to TSC to trial a Mulholland Walkabout walking frame for Boo Boo.

As you can see from her face, she absolutely loved it.


We were lucky enough to take it home for 6 weeks. While it's probably not the best walker for her at the moment, it's a great way to get her into the spirit of walking, and strenghten her legs a bit more. Ideally she'd try a Hart Walker next, but she needs to grow a bit more first...

Anyway, on Friday morning, she chose her walker over her wheelchair, so the OT's worry that all Boo Boo wants to do now is drive around is only partially true - she does want to drive around all the time, but she's equally keen to give walking a go. It is as if the mobility of the wheelchair has given her a motivation to want to get up and walk.

2 comments:

mommy~dearest said...

Ohmigosh is she just the cutest! That is pure excitement on her face!

Janette said...

That is so exciting. She is motivated, cool!