Friday, February 6, 2009
February 6th, 2009 - Kinnick's new Gait Trainer
Kinnick's new Gait Trainer arrived today!
Kinnick was so excited about her new toy. She couldn't wait for us to put it together.
Ok, so on this picture, you're going to have to look past the messy hair, milk mess on the shirt and the leaky Mic-Key. We finished putting the walker together and stood Kinnick up to the walker. She grabbed the handles and took off. She walked all over the house. It was like she had been doing it forever. We were amazed that she would even touch the handles. She has such terrible tactile issues. It's the craziest thing. I don't think she'll need the gait trainer long, at all. The nice thing about Kinnick's gait trainer is that it came with a harness system that can be added. Carver can use the gait trainer with the harness. We aren't going to put Carver in it until we finish treadmill training. I want the PT to set it all up.
We didn't have quite enough money for the Stander we wanted for Carver. However, the funding committee met and agreed to let us use Kinnick's leftover money to pay the rest of Carver's bill for his Stander. The Stander should be getting ordered any day. He's still a little too short for the Stander we picked. He's only 30 inches tall now and the minimum height for the Stander is 32 inches. This is something that will be used for quite a while, so we wanted a nice comfortable one. We're hoping we can find a way to make it work.