Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dustin's first step

today dustin got to try out his prosthesis!!!! we met with the prosthetist today, and to dustin's delight he had his leg built. dustin was able to stand on 2 feet for the first time in over 6 weeks. Seeing dustin take his first step was probably one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen. His steps were a little wobbly: his socket was a little too big, the length of the leg a little too long, and dustin was trying to over power the leg; but he took a ste!! to be more accurate he took probably about 50 steps. He walked back and forth aided by the parallel bars at the prosthetist's officer trying to get used to his new appendage.

The prosthetist still has some "tweeking" to do, and perhaps the thing dustin is most excited for is that over the next few days his leg will become customized. around dustin's socket will be an identical shirt to the one he was wearing the day of the accident. A way to "harley-up" his leg and to always have of a piece of that day with him.

Right now it looks like we will be able to take the leg home with us this saturday. Dustin will not be able to walk on it for several weeks still, but at least it will be his and he can see it, touch it and wear it everyday if he likes.

today was a GREAT day

it is crazy to me that just over 6 weeks ago was dustin's accident, and today he walked!!!


  1. Yay, Dustin! We are so excited for you!

  2. We are soooo proud of both of you! Ya'll are a inspiration to us all! We love you! Teresa and Keith