Saturday, June 1, 2013

Bowen using both prosthetics

When we first made the prosthetic for "Bowen", we made a second one at the same time.  This one was a little longer, and has the cup of the spoon facing outward.  The idea was to try two different designs and so start thinking about the next model.  We tried them both with "Bowen" and he was not strong enough to use both of them at the same time.  His right arm was significantly weaker than his left. 

Hence, for the last week of visits, we have been putting the prosthetic on the right arm to build some muscle tone.  We tried him again with both prosthetics today.  He had gotten strong enough that he could use two at once.  He used both to play with toys.  He also was able to lean over very far using one prosthetic to support himself.

1 comment:

  1. Such determination! His little voice is too cute. This is so awesome guys - thank you for sharing!