Tuesday, November 3, 2009

He's Walking.....

Day One of Lokomot:

Stats:
Walked 30 minutes on the treadmill
Total of 575 m (which is 1887 feet or .357 of a mile)

Ms. Terri said that most kids only go 15 minutes at the beginning because they get to tired, and through the next 8 weeks work up the the 45 minute walk.
She thinks Daniel will be at 45 minutes by his third session (Friday)

He got to watch a video as he was walking along!
Ms. Terri says most kiddos are crying when they are getting hooked up to the big robot. Daniel cried when we stopped! He wanted more. I have to say it truly is an amazing machine.

Although the picture is a little blurry, look at how tall he is standing up! When we first got him all hooked up he kept looking down at his feet to see them moving. We had to put a mirror in front of him so he could watch himself. He was torn between watching the video and the cute kid in the mirror!





How great is that?!?!
We still don't have insurance approval. We're still fighting for that. But how can we NOT do it?! Of course when we're living in a giant cardboard box...I hope there is enough room for him to walk around! ;)

16 comments:

Jacolyn said...

I love that!! Way to go Daniel!!

MeghatronsMom said...

OMG! Thanks for ruining my make up this morning! I can't help but have the tears flowing! That is incredibly awesome! Treadmill training rocks & that machine just makes it kick a$$!

The Climb always makes me think of Meghan & our kids. I always get misty eyed when it comes on.

GO DANIEL!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Woo hoo! Way to go Daniel! I LOVE that video. He looks so tall. I am so excited that he liked it. And who can blame him for wanting to look at himself - it is a pretty cool sight. OK, have to get a tissue now...

PrayforNathan.org said...

He looks SOOO good! I can just see him! I'm so excited you guys are able to do this! Go Daniel!

Jonathan said...

Oh Melanie...how beautiful!

...danielle

Katy said...

Go, Daniel, go!!!!

Also, Melanie, you are too funny.

JSmith5780 said...

That is truly incredible! I can see how money becomes secondary to seeing the miracle of Daniel walking. Though insurance coveraing it would be WAY better!

Sinead said...

Wow that's awesome. What kind of insurer would think that this is not medically necessary. Hmm - makes me angry.

Mel Fraase said...

Wow, that is SO cool! Go Daniel Go!!!

Anonymous said...

delurking (a long time follower) to say - Wow, that is so cool!! And what a handsome young man.
He looks so proud of himself.

..kim

~♥Alli♥~ said...

WTG Daniel!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe send that video, along with the therapists notes and justification, to your Insurance Company. Maybe that would help???

therextras said...

That.is.outstanding! Melanie!

That wonderful result is in part due to the prior work you and Daniel have done - of which standing is very important.

Best part, does not end here.

Barbara

C said...

What a beautiful sight.

EMBelieve said...

OMG! Daniel looks so amazing and happy walking. You must send that video to the insurance company, it is awesome!!!
GO DANIEL!

Kathryn said...

Wow this is amazing!!! Go Daniel!!!!