"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do.
God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows what we know,
and holds us responsible to act." Prov 24:12

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Video Update 3

These videos are to show the ways in which Bowen gets himself up and down on his own.  He used to require help when he needed to get up or down but throughout this last year, he has figured out that he can use just about anything to get himself into the position he wants to be.  He will use the couch, his bed, a bookshelf, someone's legs... the list goes on and on.  We are also in the process of applying for a service dog for Bowen.  One of the things the dog will be able to do is provide bracing support for him to get into the positions he wants which will be wonderful!  That means wherever he is at, he will always have a way to get up & down!  Here a few examples of how he does that right now...

How Bowen uses a piece of furniture to get himself down and how he gets me a block to help build a tower.

 How Bowen uses a person's leg to get himself up.

How Bowen uses a person's leg to get himself down & getting me a another block.

And just one more for fun... Bowen showing off his knock it down skills with a giant tower we built.  One of his favorite games!


  1. Hi, would you please email me. I'd love to ask you some specific questions regarding Bowen. We are paperchasing for a little boy from China who has no hands, a little stub similar to Bowen's and a short arm. I am so encouraged by your blog. Jan dfbjhb@windstream.net

  2. Hi Devon
    I have left a few comments over the last year hoping to connect with you. We just brought home Logan (aka Alix on RR) He is also a quad amputee BAE, LBK, RAK. We are just in the beginning stages of doctors and therapies. Would love to connect and hear which adaptive aides you have found helpful. I am intrigued by the device he is wearing to write with. Logan prefers his mouth but school wants him to use his armpit. If you want to see videos of Logan our blog is www.offtoservehim.blogspot.com my email is julievilardo@gmail.com

  3. Oh how I remember months ago, when you first got him home, and 'specialists' were telling you he'd never be able to sit upright independently. He'd never this..and never that. I've had other friends with kids who have other disabilities be told they'd never walk, or never talk. and on. and on and on.

    Never. Never ever say a child will NEVER do something. Children are resilient, and they will eventually achieve more than we could have ever imagined.

  4. I forgot to ask, in one video Bowen picked up a block with his arm. What is he grabbing with? Really curious! And Axel LOVED watching this video. He adored Bowen when you were here!