Colin’s right arm started moving one week before Christmas last year. Since then, he has been working really hard on strengthening it. He is trying to write again with his right hand, but doesn’t have the wrist control. It is possible to write with gross movement, but we are hoping for return and control of fine movement.
Here are two videos from last week – one writing, and one trying to stand up onto his legs (although don’t get too excited, he can’t, and this doesn’t necessarily mean he will walk) because he does have some movement and strength in his legs. We need to get his legs strong enough to see if he can start to assist with transfers by lifting his weight for us to shift more easily.
Also, we have pictures of the animals (and of course, Jabu) helping him with a new feature in the exercises – we now do stuff on the floor as well. Michelle and Chrissie are “helping” Colin with his exercises.