First Set of Little “Hands” Day 4

Day 4:

After many long hours and very hard work, Mac and Cullen were excited to present Jameson with his ACTUAL first set of prosthesis. Were we so amazed that they were able to design and fabricate his prosthesis in a matter of days. Originally, we thought it would take 4 weeks or so to get the finished product. But, after seeing the frustrations he had and the struggle to grasp, they knew that is was urgent to get him started right away.

So, we are excited to say that Jameson is the proud owner of his first set of little “hands”! Now, the hard work begins. At home physical therapy will be a wear schedule. This means we will schedule in time everyday to wear the prosthesis while playing, holding the bottle, practicing sitting, crawling etc. This set of prosthesis however, are not entirely operational and are intended primarily to help Jameson get ready for a set that will be fully functional. So in a sense these are “practice” arms;  and practice we will!!!

Finished right arm; practicing with bottle!

left arm

Grabbing book and eating it:)

book

Pt with right arm.

pt rt arm

Dad learning how to put prosthesis on.

learning how to put on

Both arms on!!!

both on!

Amazing Team AAD (sadly, minus Shannon our favorite receptionist ever)!!!

team AAD

Thanks to all of you that gave your love and support we are now finally able to start this journey!

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3 responses to “First Set of Little “Hands” Day 4

  1. Advanced Arm Dynamics, Wow. what an amazing group of people. Mom and Dad now have the “real” work ahead. I am so proud of the good care and love that you have for Jameson and the dedication you have for helping him achieve his dreams. Nothing worthwhile in life is ever easy! and Jameson is so worthwhile and precious!!!

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  2. This was so exciting to see on the AAD Facebook page! I know how excited you must be over this huge accomplishment! I too have a son who is an upper limb amputee. He’s 2.5 now and we just finished the journey of the passive prosthetic. It was a great way to get him used to wearing it. He has now moved on to a myoelectric hand and is progressing everyday! I know the stress and anxiety you must be feeling now but it is totally worth it! God bless you and your family, you are doing an amazing thing for your son. Keep us posted!!! AAD had a therapist whose daughter is an amputee and uses the myoelectric. She’s 8ish and is a fully functional user. She is my inspiration that children can do it!! God bless!

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