Monday, September 20, 2010

DAY ONE: Meet the Feet

Elijah arrived at the Shriners Hospital and immediately asked to play on the floor. We found a big plastic train, and we made a Lego tunnel for it to go under. Look at those new legs! He's really learned how to move around on them.
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Drumroll please... THE NEW LEG BRACES! They look great, people. We'll start learning how to walk on them tomorrow. TOMORROW. Elijah was screaming because he didn't want to go back to the room, not because he's being hurt. It wasn't long after I turned off the video recorder that he started laughing and joking around.

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More video on day two!

-- Dad

9 comments:

Melissa Ramirez said...

My son has new feet! I remember the day we let the doctors remove his original pair. Boy that hurt...still does. Watching this video from afar is very hard for me, but I know David and Granna are taking very good care of that sweet little boy who has endured far more than his share of change.

Learn to walk, Eli. Love your new shoes!
Melissa

Lora L Roberts said...

These video are awesome, Jeremy sit here with me and watched them. GO Eli....

Anonymous said...

What an amazing little man you guys have there. I can't wait to see him try out his new shoes.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing Elijah. What amazing mommy, daddy and sister Sophia. What an amazing God we have to love us through all the struggles, smiles and sunshine.
Love you, love you.
Granna: you are the most amazing as you give and give. Take care of yourselves. We are loving you with all we can and look forward to tomorrow.

Hewett Happenings said...

His new legs look almost identical to Hannah's first pair. I can't wait to see him up and walking. He is amazing! Go Eli!!

[s] said...

Aww, David, your little boy just continues to melt / warm my heart. What a sweet sweet child.

Emily Kaye said...

I am SO PROUD OF YOU ELI!!!! I love you very much and can't wait to play with you at Grandma Bobbie's during Thanksgiving!

Stacie said...

Amazing. This child is simply amazing. So excited for you all.

Much love,
Stacie

Anonymous said...

Eli:
You are a super boy and all those around you are going to be amazed at how hard you work with your walking and how well you do.Praying for you and your entire family.
Leveta