We’ve been able to trial some equipment this past month and hopefully I will post this week about the adapted stroller and wheelchair. I think we finally found the walker/gait trainer that is going to be right for Seb. He loves the Kid Walk. We tried it at therapy a few weeks ago and were able to trial it at home for two weeks. Sebastian needs a lot of encouragement and help when he’s wearing his braces to move his legs and pick up his feet. When he’s just wearing slippers, he’s jumping and taking steps forward with just prompts from my pushing/pulling of the walker. He also enjoys a bit of independence and is much happier to hang out in it while we are in the kitchen getting dinner ready too. It’s pretty exciting stuff.
From the photos you can see how open it is in the front so his peers can go right up to him an even walk alongside. He tried it out at school and everyone had fun walking with him across the classroom. We are hoping to get one for him in time for his school summer camp the first two weeks of August. I’m having his PT write up a letter to go with the estimate and application for ADP funding to see what we can get covered. Fingers crossed it will be fully covered. I will also be getting an estimate for Peidro boots to send in to our insurance company. I’m hoping these would work better for him than his braces for when he’s in the walker. They are orthopedic boots with additional support, usually costing around $400, but allow more flexibility than his current braces which are not yet hinged in back.
Walking is an exciting prospect, but a little motivation for independence is even better.