Aidan Gets Around
I’ve said that Aidan is non-ambulatory and then I talk about what a great walker he is. It’s confusing, I know.
Aidan has several ways of getting around and instead of explaining them I thought I’d just show you. (Subscribers click through to blog to view videos).
Here’s Aidan walking at home holding my hand. This is a bit like dancing because I have to feel how he is balancing, let him advance his feet when he’s ready, and not give him too much support.
This is Aidan using his walker at school which gives him more independence. His PT is only holding him in case he has a seizure.
Here is Aidan using his manual chair at home. Again, it gives him great independence and is quite the workout but Aidan is strong. He’s had this chair for about 4 months and is starting to figure out how to turn (not in this video). I’m doing most of the turning with my foot.
But still Aidan’s favorite mode of transportation is his power chair. Every morning when he’s done with breakfast he immediately starts kicking and fussing to go outside. And then this happens.
His driving giggle will never get old for me.
And here’s some shameless cuteness because sometimes our world really is full of rainbows and unicorns.